Dig a Deeper Hole?

The plaintiffs in the case against the UCLA Grand Hotel have filed an amended brief.  You can read it at the link below.  There are actually two cases, one involving environmental and other matters and another regarding the tax issue.  The environmental case will be heard in September.  And there is legal skirmishing around the … Continue reading Dig a Deeper Hole?

Actually, battleships can turn around but it depends on the captain giving the order

We've all heard the expression about how hard it is to turn a battleship around.  Giant ships moving forward have momentum to keep going in a straight line.  But they can be turned around.Yesterday we posted about the Judge Cunningham case.  It is symptomatic of a larger problem in Murphy Hall.  What should have occurred … Continue reading Actually, battleships can turn around but it depends on the captain giving the order

Unsolicited Suggestion for the Traffic Stop

We have been offering unsolicited advice to Murphy Hall about what to do about the traffic stop "problem" that arose a week ago.  Before the lawyers get hold of this matter and make it complicated (think, for example, about the Japanese Garden affair), how about just starting with an apology to Judge Cunningham?  It's been … Continue reading Unsolicited Suggestion for the Traffic Stop

LA Conservancy Picks Up Story of UCLA Japanese Garden

The Los Angeles Conservancy includes a story in its November-December 2013 newsletter on the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden UCLA has been blocked from selling through litigation.  We continue to suggest that UCLA work with conservation groups and the family to find a solution that will preserve the garden.  Litigation is costly for the university and … Continue reading LA Conservancy Picks Up Story of UCLA Japanese Garden

It appears that publish or perish doesn’t characterize the 2nd Appellate District California Court of Appeal

Appellate Court Verdict For Hannah Carter Garden Unique Beverly Hills Courier, Laura Coleman, 10/14/13*The 2nd Appellate District California Court of Appeal yesterday denied a request to publish the Court’s decision to uphold a preliminary injunction against the University of California, Los Angeles from selling the 1.5-acre Hannah Carter Garden. The traditional Japanese garden, which was bequeathed to the … Continue reading It appears that publish or perish doesn’t characterize the 2nd Appellate District California Court of Appeal

Japanese Garden: Time for Salvage?

UCLA has now lost two rounds in litigation over its attempt to sell the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden.  A judge has suggested that the attempt just doesn't pass the legal sniff test.  I'm not sure why, exactly, but the headline on salvaging and righting the ship on today's LA Times website suggested to yours truly … Continue reading Japanese Garden: Time for Salvage?

Court Rejects UCLA Appeal on Japanese Garden

As readers of this blog will know, UCLA has been trying to sell its Hannah Carter Japanese Garden since shortly after the death of Hannah Carter, despite its earlier promise to maintain the Garden "in perpetuity." The sale was not conditioned on the buyer maintaining the Garden. Her family obtained an injunction blocking the sale. … Continue reading Court Rejects UCLA Appeal on Japanese Garden

No clear outcome from court hearing on UCLA Japanese Garden

This seems to be the season for uncertain outcomes of court proceedings, as our prior post notes.  The Beverly Hills Courier is reporting that a hearing on Aug. 28, apparently about continuing the current injunction barring the sale of the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel Air by UCLA, resulted in claims by opposing attorneys … Continue reading No clear outcome from court hearing on UCLA Japanese Garden