DEC. 17 HEARING DATE SET ON ALPINE SCHOOL LAWSUIT

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East County News Service

November 9, 2016 (Alpine) – In the latest turn-around involving a suit filed against the Grossmont Union High School District over construction of an Alpine High School, Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman has set a new hearing date for December 17th at 9:30 a.m.

Judge Pressman had earlier reversed his own action, ordering the case filed by the Alpine Union School District and Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability dismissed. But then the Fourth District Court of Appeals upheld Pressman’s earlier decision to set aside $42 million in bond money, finding that two bond measures did obligate the Grossmont District to build the school.

So Pressman vacated his dismissal order and on Friday, met with attorneys from both sides. 

The San Diego-Union Tribune reports that Pressman urged both sides to settle out of court, and even offered to help facilitate that process.

Prior to Friday’s meeting, attorneys for both sides had voiced confidence in ultimately attaining victory.