Yesterday, Paul Kendall and his merry band of plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in Circuit Court that seeks to turn back fifteen years of zoning and land use decisions in Howard County. After being twice rebuffed in federal court, they are now seeking redress in the state courts.
The amended complaint no longer seeks to sue county employees individually and no longer seeks ten million bucks. Instead they are seeking “reasonable attorney’s fees and cost of suit incurred.” This time around they also threw in a whole host of development projects they’d like to derail including improvements to Route 32 and the proposed Thunder Hill Walgreens.
Paul Kendall, Frank Martin, Phillip Rousseau, and C. Edward Walter, along with their attorney Susan Baker Gray, are no friends of Howard County. Though they stand little chance of prevailing in their “vexatious, frivolous litigation designed to harass and intimidate public officials and to simply delay and obstruct any development with which they personally disagree,” that doesn’t seem to bother them one bit.