Cynthia Ward

CATER Loses Again: Judge Denies Gadfly Group’s Request That Anaheim Pay $200,000 In Attorneys’ Fees

After nearly three years, the public records lawsuit waged by Cynthia Ward and CATER against Anaheim for allegedly not producing adequate records in the Angels MOU negotiations is at an end. Ward and CATER have basically lost everything. Judge James J. Di Cesare put the final nail in the CATER/Ward lawsuit in his June 23, 2107 ruling denying their request for ...

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More Hinkiness Emerges From Litigation By CATER Partner Cory Briggs

Here’s another inewsource.org article on the apparent conflicts-of-interest pertaining to lawsuits filed by Cory Briggs against economic development projects in San Diego. Briggs is the partner-in-litigation of Anaheim gadfly group CATER, and has had “business dealings” with CATER President Cynthia Ward “regarding legal representation.” The environmental consulting firm that employed the wife of a well-known San Diego lawyer who often ...

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Controversy Continues Swirling Around Cory Briggs – CATER’s Partner in Suing Anaheim

Controversy continues swirling around Cory Briggs, the San Diego attorney who has been working with Anaheim gadfly group CATER in lawsuits against economic development projects in Anaheim and San Diego. Briggs also represented left-wing advocacy group OCCORD in its absurd and failed lawsuit against the city’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. CATER presents itself as a watchdog ...

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Questions About Business Dealings of Cory Briggs, CATER’s Co-Plaintiff

inewsource.org, an independent, non-profit investigative journalism outfit in San Diego, is publishing an eyebrow-raising series of articles about the business and legal dealings of notorious trial attorney Cory Briggs. Briggs has made himself the scourage of economic development efforts in San Diego, and has more recently been suing the City of Anaheim: one on behalf of OCCORD against the city’s ...

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One Year Later: The Mystery of the “Two Versions” of the Angels Economic Impact Report Revealed!

It’s been a year since the Anaheim City Council voted 4-1 (Mayor Tait in opposition) to approve a non-binding MOU establishing the framework of an agreement between the city and the Angels that would have financed the renovation of the stadium at no cost to taxpayers, and generated economic activity on idle city-owned land in the stadium district. This framework ...

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Pot, Meet Kettle

Anaheim Insider here. Julie Tait, the wife of Mayor Tom Tait, sent an e-mail to supporters yesterday with a link to an OC Weekly puff piece on the Mayor. In the e-mail, she writes: “When the special interests groups and their lobbyist start coming after Tom, please don’t believe the nasty things you might hear or read.” Yes, because only ...

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CATER Obstructionism Nearly Cost Anaheim Millions In Convention Business

From the beginning, CATER gadflies have scoffed at the suggestion that their legal battle — waged in partnership with liberal San Diego litigator Cory Briggs and his Inland Oversight Committee cutout – to obstruct the Anaheim Convention Center expansion would have a negative economic impact on the city. [And if it did, their attitude has been “so what?”] It’s ironic ...

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CATER Should Take Its Own Advice and “Stop Lying”

The Ministry of Truth was one of four government bureaucracies that rule fictional Oceania in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 – the propaganda arm of Ingsoc; its job to twist stated reality to suit the extant needs of the Party. The full-page political advertisement purchased by CATER in yesterday’s Anaheim Bulletin ad embodies the spirit of the Ministry of Truth, ...

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Anaheim Gadflies Join Liberal Litigator Cory Briggs’ Legal Fight Against San Diego Convention Center Expansion

When it comes to the relationship between Anaheim gadfly group CATER and liberal litigator Cory Briggs Inland Oversight Group, it seems that one hand washes the other. Briggs’ IOC is CATER’s co-plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the council-approved expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. As it turns out, CATER has joined Brigg’s legal battle against the expansion of San ...

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CATER’s Co-Plaintiff Against Convention Center Listed Dead Man As Chairman…When It Sued Anaheim

Yesterday I referred to a July 2013 post on an Inland Empire blog reporting that at the time the Inland Oversight Committee (IOC) — CATER’s partner in suing to stop the approved Anaheim Convention Center expansion — listed a dead man, Ian Trowbridge, as it’s chairman. As it turns out, the IOC publicly listed Mr. Trowbridge – deceased for almost ...

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