Year-long Litigation Finalized
Judge Rules in Favor of Town
A year after it was filed, a Boulder County District Court Judge has issued a final ruling in favor of the Town of Erie in the Erie Thriving litigation. The lawsuit was initiated on December 3, 2018 by the non-profit, Erie Thriving, LLC. Initially, Judge Thomas Mulvahill dismissed two of Erie Thriving's six claims on March 15, 2019, in response to the Town's motion to dismiss. On October 31, 2019, the Court dismissed two more of the plaintiff’s claims against the Town as a matter of law. Later, after depositions were taken and discovery completed, the Court dismissed Erie Thriving's final two claims in an order dated February 18, 2020, finding that the Town did not violate the Open Meetings Law or due process.
“We are pleased with Judge Mulvahill’s ruling,” said Deputy Town Administrator Farrell Buller. “We are happy to have this matter concluded and be able to focus fully on protecting the environment in Erie and preserving the health and safety of Town residents.”
To read the most recent summary judgement order in entirety visit: Feb. 18 Summary Judgement.