Final filing in Dawe case

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Courts, Unions

A couple of days ago I got a copy of the final filing in the Dawe case.  I couldn’t figure out how to post it, I am not much of a technogeek.  Fortunately the State Worker Blog posted on it today, completely with a link to the filing.

The original award of somewhat north of $12 million was reduced by the judge to $5 million on appeal.  CCPOA has posted cash and property as an appeal bond.

CCPOA has asked the 9th circuit to overturn the decision, based on several legitimate legal questions which may or may not prevail.

Even if CCPOA is successful in their appeal the organization is out literally millions of dollars in legal costs.

Clicking here will link to the blog piece, with further links to the briefs.

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5 Comments to “Final filing in Dawe case”

  1. Howie Katz says:

    The CCPOA membership should sue MJ and the union leadership, even though they wouldn’t be able to recover all the money the union lost if they win.

    • kl2008a says:

      Correctl me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the union purchase (using member’s dues $$) a home or two for the EC members to live in since it was suppose to save the union money on per diem? What about evicting the tenants like a landlord would evict a section 8 crackhead? The reason? They are a danger to others.

      • Bob Walsh says:

        Those homes were resold to the persons who were occupying them if I understand correctly. Personally I had no trouble with the unions buying the homes for the intended purpose. I have a serious problem with them SELLING the homes.

  2. kl2008a says:

    and who can the membership blame for the loss of their dues money because of this suit?

    • Bob Walsh says:

      Clearly the fault should sit squarely with MJ. There was absolutely no potential benefit for the membership for him to go off, in writing, on CCPOA letterhead, on these guys. Accusing people of criminal activity, in writing, is a dangerous thing to do, especially if you can’t prove it. It was STUPID, and we don’t pay the union president to do stupid stuff. It will cost us dearly, even if the judgment is 100% overturned.