Friday, February 26, 2016

Part 2 - City of Shawnee Sued - Vantage Saga Continues

In yesterday's post I discussed the recent filing of a lawsuit by QRIVIT LLC against the City of Shawnee.  If you haven't read that post yet, you might want to scroll down and read it.

Let's look at what the possible outcomes of the lawsuit could be.  Now, keep in mind, these are my personal, non-legal opinions. 

City wins the lawsuit:  OK, this ends the situation.  Primary item to consider would be what has been the cost to defend and win the suit.  Legal fees can be high.  Primary items would be number of hours put into the case, whether or not court appearances were necessary.  Research time to find out how previous cases with similar situations were handled.

City loses the lawsuit: this could be problematical.   First, the city would have the fees it cost to defend the suit.  The city might have to cover the plaintiff's legal fees.  What would be the amount of the financial reimbursements/penalties the city would be required to make to the plaintiff.  Would the project (Vantage) be court ordered to be permitted to be built?  If so, which version?  The one from the most recent council meeting (which was a little smaller, and the green areas were a little larger, and the buildings were set back a little more)  or would it be the original plan?

This will get interesting to say the least.