DID COURT OF APPEALS CHIEF JUDGE
LISA NEUBAUER JUST GIVE
CITY OF RACINE ATTORNEY
SCOTT LETTENEY A COLD SHOULDER ?
You read - You decide.Judge Lisa Neubauer
As the city of Racine Machinery Row* fiasco continues
to wind its way through the courts, city attorney
Scott Letteney is becoming more desperate to thwart any courtroom advances from plaintiff's.
In recent court filings concerning Sam Azarian et al vs. City of Racine, case #19CV1524, Scott Letteney on September 11, 2020 filed a 40 page document into the Court of Appeals titled "DEFENDANTS PETITIONERS' PETITION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL NONFINAL ORDER AND REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF". In this petition, Letteney questioned the competency of Racine County Circuit Court Judge Jon Fredrickson. "as to whether the circuit court lacks the competency to hear Plaintiffs-Respondents........"
The Court of Appeals promptly calendared Letteney's petition and 10 days later Letteney's petition was denied.
The second major litigant taking the City to task of fraud and illicit dealings concerning Machinery Row is Patrick Fagan.
Plaintiff Patrick Fagan has filed a motion to recuse the city's "go to" judge - Eugene Gasiorkiewicz in case #18CV1227, Patrick Fagan vs. City of Racine/Redevelopment Authority of the City of Racine.
In Patricks' filing he has cited Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz as a judge that "cannot act in an impartial manner", citing Sandy Weidners case #17CV1644, where Gasiorkiewicz acted in a most bias and prejudice manner, wrongly denying litigant Sandy Weidner the statutory right to amend her complaint within six months of filing.
The courtship between Letteney and Neubauer appears to be strained for the time being.
Perhaps Neubauer didn't like Letteney's reference of Judge Fredrickson as lacking competency, or maybe Neubauer doesn't want the wrath of the public to again verbally attack her character.
But keep this in mind, Neubauer still calendared Letteney in ten days, while she failed to calendar Sandy Weidner case for over 4 months until a complaint was filed against her.
And now losing the city's "go to" Judge in the Patrick Fagan vs. City of Racine case has got to hurt.
* episode # 192