Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Schmitt v Hayward (INDIVIDUALLY) and the City of Pensacola

Below is a link to the scheduling order in Chief Schmitt's case against the City and the Mayor.

Highlights:

  • Discovery deadline - November 10, 2017
  • 8 depositions - YEP...Get ready for some 'splainin' boys!
  • 7 hour depos!!!   Squirm Mayor Squirm!!
  • Prospects for Settlement:  Settlement at this time is unlikely. (Just wait til the swearin' starts.)
  • Trial date: January 22, 2018 - 3 days
In addition, Defendant Hayward is not entitled to qualified immunity. Plaintiff asserts that the retaliation was malicious, willful, and with reckless disregard for his rights. Plaintiff further asserts that he suffered emotional distress, embarrassment, and humiliation because of Defendants’ conduct. Plaintiff seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as, reinstatement or front-pay, back-pay, lost seniority, benefits, and pension, nominal damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses.

Schmitt-Scheduling

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

7 hours of sworn testimony from Hayward? Should be epic! I wonder what the under/over will be on the number of lies he tells? He can do a lot of lyin in 7 hours especially on the Red Bull and "other stuff"! The limitations of the truth-o-meter will be seriously tested. Can you say perjury gone wild?

Anonymous said...

I plead the 5th, 5th thththtbthth!!!??

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Lawsuit City

Anonymous said...

Even though he is being sued as an individual and he has to personally pay for his attorney fees, others can step in to pay the fees for him. Does anyone know if the city of Pensacola made such an offer?

Anonymous said...

No one is above the law

Anonymous said...

It doesn't appear that he's paying his own attorney fees. It looks like the same attorney is handling both lawsuits. No sure how this is all supposed to work but based on the City's track record, I would say they're not doing it right. But of course it would take concerned citizens or a city council with a backbone to do something about it. Of course Pensacola seems to have neither so the Mayor continues to break the law and get away with ethics violations at taxpayers expense. I'm sure that even he can't believe how easy it is for him to get away with everything he does. It would be nice to have the citizens pay for attorneys at no cost to you to give you "legal" opinions on whatever you want to get away with.

For example: Riding down the street with the attorney in the car and you run a red light. You get stopped by an officer who is about to give you a ticket but wait - I have my attorney sitting next to me to render a "legal" opinion. Legal opinion rendered: "We have a new charter, blah, blah, blah, Rules are for fools, the strong Mayor is the rules." Now go find some homeless people on Palafox to give citations officer!

Anonymous said...

Another fine mess created by Hayward. This one looks like it's going to sting but hopefully it will finally bring about much needed change. The stench use to come from the sewage plant bring downtown, but now there's a worse stench that starts from the 7th floor of city hall down.

Anonymous said...

The mayor has "friends" in high places if you know what I mean... wink wink

Anonymous said...

It appears that he's really going to need those "friends" in high places to come through for him by disregarding the law. I'm assuming that's your point.