Thursday, January 7, 2016

Tactics and Technicalities

As many of you know, I sued the city of Greensboro back in May 2015 for basically having received monies for remediation and rehabilitation of the South Elm Street redevelopment area using my property as the flagship property for the project. Not only were no monies ever spent on my project, i was instead subjected to sabotage and harassment by some city staffers....most notably, manipulative liar Andy Scott.
To date, i am the only entity contributing to the tax base of the South Elm Street Redevelopment Area.

After many motions and legal maneuvers, the city' s second motion to dismiss my case was denied by the judge and the city was ordered to provide documents it had unlawfully withheld for months...the documents withheld were basic documents that should have been easily obtained through a Public information request such as: where did you get the money and how did you spend it?...

On Tuesday January 5th 2016 at 4:54 PM, the city s legal staff and its pack of rabid dogs from the Smith Moore Kennel, dumped 2,500 pages of documents onto my attorney's lap.

On Wednesday January 6th at 10:00 AM, I was deposed by the dogs for approximately 6 hours...during the deposition , the alpha dog must have asked me the same question about 40 times...specifically "which contracts and monies did i think the city received using my property "... The answer was the same 40 times...something along the lines, "I only know of a few applications and contracts but since you refused to provide me with information pertaining to all monies obtained, it is impossible for me to answer truthfully or intelligently..."

On Thursday January 7th, while we were attendng another deposition of a city staffer, we were served with a motion to compel stating that my answer were evasive and that the judge must order me to tell them about contracts and agreements I have not had a chance to look through yet...especially since, again, 2500 pages were delivered at 4:54 PM the day before my deposition @10:00 AM.

You must keep in mind, that I work for a living and that I have an attorney who is, for all intents and purposes, a " one man show"... So you are looking at two individuals against the city 's entire legal staff and a kennel of about 50 seasoned attorneys and paralegals. So, while we are spending our money, the city is spending yours ( and mine)...while we are being deposed, the kennel is filing motions that are impossible to comply-with under any reasonable or fair conditions....

To date, the city is also refusing to say how much it is spending on canine legal fees , but i am sure it is a small fortune as they are determined to teach me a lesson.

Tactics and Technicalities ...our city's elected officials must be proud!


  1. I'm sure the City is using BID funds to finance the legal costs as this is a downtown issue for them. In that manor they can claim they didn't use everyones tax dollars, just those of my employer and other downtown properties.

  2. I doubt they are using Bid funds for the lawsuit, but almost two weeks into my PIRT request, we could think they have a lot of bills to add up...i am guessing close to $250,000... We'll see