Sad Day for SEMO.net
Short version: our two-and-a-half-year battle with the City was dismissed today by the courts.
The longer version goes: that a couple of weeks ago, I found out that my lawyer had lost his license and would not have it reinstated prior to today’s hearing. He helped me secure another lawyer and all was well until a few days ago when the new lawyer stopped communicating with me.
I received a text message two days ago that he was speaking to the Judge about a scheduling conflict but that’s all. Today, the lawyer did not appear in court and had not filed the proper paperwork for the hearing. And the Judge granted summary judgment against us.
We have thirty-days to request the judge to reconsider and then we have the appeals process.
Our case is strong, the city did not sell us “internet service” as they argue and they did sell us “telecommunications service” but as the saying goes, it is tough to fight city hall. Even adding to it, the bizzarre series of events over the past couple of weeks, I am still compelled to press on.
I know everyone is struggling these days with this economy, however, at the same time if anyone has the where-with-all to aid me, I must at least ask.