UPDATE: Although the Court ordered John Mandurrago to pay City legal expenses in the amount of approximately $6,500.00, the City expended a total of $50,497.05 in legal fees to Kennedy, Archer & Harray for the Mandurrago/Plaza Del Mar litigation, as follows:
117807 4/28/09 KENNEDY, ARCHER & HARRAY $ 25,780.60 01 61051 LEGAL SERVICES-MANDURRAGO/PLAZA DEL MAR LITIGATION
117938 5/19/09 KENNEDY, ARCHER & HARRAY $ 24,716.45 01 61051 LEGAL SERVICES-MANDURRAGO/PLAZA DEL MAR LITIGATION
----Vendor Total---- $ 50,497.05
After oral arguments this morning from Richard Harray, representing the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Dennis Beougher, representing John Mandurrago, Hon. Robert O’Farrell dismissed Mandurrago’s lawsuit against the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Basically, Judge O’Farrell ruled that because the process was “ongoing” and a final decision by the City had not been made John Mandurrago had not exhausted administrative remedies. Judge O’Farrell’s ruling may be appealed by Dennis Beougher of Lombardo & Gilles, LLP, on behalf of his client, John Mandurrago.