PRESS RELEASE #249, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2012
CONTACT: James Markman, Brea City Attorney, (714) 990-0901; Cindie Ryan, Public Information Officer, (714) 990-7673
SUBJECT: Orange County Superior Court Denies Motion in Continuing Vargas Lawsuit; Expenses for Brea Mount
BREA, Calif. – On Friday, October 19, a judge denied the motion for a new trial in a continuing lawsuit by plaintiff Steve Vargas against the Brea City Clerk, the City of Brea and the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Costs to the City of Brea are approaching $80,000 in this matter.
Vargas’ lawsuit was initially filed on July 23, 2012, claiming that parties erroneously represented that the Brea City Council is in opposition to ballot Measures T and U by virtue of how signatures were listed on the required county form. Judgment was officially entered on September 13 by Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Moss stating that the relief sought by the petitioner “…would be deceptive and this court will not participate in that deception.” Continue reading