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#273-1 - Proposed Order Granting Pl's Motion for SJ on Pl's Public Record Act Claims

#273-1 - Proposed Order Granting Pl's Motion for SJ on Pl's Public Record Act Claims

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Published by: Mercer Island Reporter on Feb 08, 2011
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[PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF LINDELL'SMOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFF'SPUBLIC RECORD ACT CLAIMS(Cause No. C 08-1827 JLR) Page i1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
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THE HONORABLE JAMES L. ROBARTUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTWESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTONAT SEATTLELONDI K. LINDELL,Plaintiff,v.CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, a Washingtonmunicipal corporation; MERCER ISLAND CITYMANAGER RICHARD CONRAD, in his officialand individual capacities; MERCER ISLANDDEPUTY MAYOR JIM PEARMAN, in hisofficial and individual capacities; MERCERISLAND COUNCILMEMBER ERNESTJAHNCKE, in his official and individualcapacities; MERCER ISLAND FINANCEDIRECTOR CHARLES CORDER, in his officialand individual capacities,Defendants.No. C 08-1827 JLR[PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTINGPLAINTIFF LINDELL'S MOTIONFOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ONPLAINTIFF'S PUBLIC RECORDACT CLAIMSNOTE ON MOTION CALENDAR:January 28, 2011
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DECLARATION OF NAZIK S.H. YOUSSEF IN SUPPORT OFPLAINTIFF LINDELL'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENTON PLAINTIFF'S PUBLIC RECORD ACT CLAIMS(Cause No. C 08-1827 JLR) Page 11234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
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THIS MATTER
, having come before the Court on Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion forSummary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public Records Act Claims.1. Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public RecordsAct Claims;2. Declaration of Nazik S.H. Youssef in Support of Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion forSummary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public Records Act Claims and the exhibits attached thereto;3. Declaration of Erica Brunette in Support of Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion forSummary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public Records Act Claims and the exhibits attached thereto;4. Declaration of Londi Lindell in Support of Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion forSummary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public Records Act Claims;5. Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion for Summary Judgment onPlaintiff’s Public Records Act Claims;6. Declarations and Exhibits filed in support of Defendants’ Opposition;7. Plaintiff’s Reply;8. Declarations and Exhibits filed in support of Plaintiff’s Reply, and;9. ______________________________________________________The Court has considered the briefs of the parties and has reviewed the pleadings andrecords on file.
THE COURT HEREBY ORDERS:
1. Plaintiff Lindell’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Public RecordsAct Claims is GRANTED;2. The Court determines that Defendant City wrongfully withheld a minimum of seventeen categories of documents from Plaintiff in violation of Washington’s Public RecordsAct, RCW 42.56
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.;3. The Court assesses a daily penalty against Defendant in the amount of $100 perday per category of documents wrongfully withheld pursuant to RCW 42.56.550;
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DECLARATION OF NAZIK S.H. YOUSSEF IN SUPPORT OFPLAINTIFF LINDELL'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENTON PLAINTIFF'S PUBLIC RECORD ACT CLAIMS(Cause No. C 08-1827 JLR) Page 21234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
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4. Based on the number of documents withheld, the daily penalty imposed, and thefactors set forth by the Washington Supreme Court in
Yousoufian v. Office of Ron Sims,
168Wash.2d 444 (2010), the Court orders Defendant to pay Plaintiff a total penalty of $1,237,200.00 within fourteen (14) days of this Order;5. The Court awards Plaintiff costs and reasonable attorneys fees and costs in anamount to be determined. Plaintiff will submit a fee petition within fourteen (14) days of thisOrder.
 
DATED this _________day of _____________, 2011._______________________________________THE HONORABLE JAMES L. ROBARTUnited States District Court JudgePRESENTED BY:THE BLANKENSHIP LAW FIRM, P.S.By: /s/ Scott C. G. BlankenshipScott C. G. Blankenship, WSBA No. 21431Nazik S. H. Youssef, WSBA No. 39762Rick Goldsworthy, WSBA No. 40684The Blankenship Law Firm, P.S.1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2880Seattle, WA 98101Telephone: (206) 343-2700Fax: (206) 343-2704Email: sblankenship@blankenshiplawfirm.comnyoussef@blankenshiplawfirm.comrgoldsworthy@blankenshiplawfirm.comAttorneys for Plaintiff 
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