Paul Kendall and his merry band of plaintiffs were dealt another defeat yesterday when their second suit seeking to derail the proposed Harris Teeter store in Turf Valley and the Wegmans store in Columbia was dismissed by United States District Judge J. Frederick Motz was dismissed.
According to this story by Larry Carson in The Sun, Judge Motz “agreed with county lawyers that the suit, filed by Frank Martin, Carvel Mays, Phillip Rousseau and Paul F. Kendall, was basically a repeat of an earlier one he dismissed in July that is now on appeal.”
The plaintiffs and their attorney, Susan Baker Gray, were also seeking to derail 15 years of county zoning decisions that they felt were made illegally.
The first case which was also dismissed is being appealed. I guess they figure that as long as the union is willing to foot the legal bills, they’ll just keep going.