Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – We are gratified by today’s action by the Master Calendar department of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Department 1 ordered the respondent parties (District Attorney George Gascón and the District Attorney’s Office) to show cause why an injunction should not issue enjoining enforcement of the unlawful portions of their Special Directives. The court specifically set an expedited briefing schedule – and Petitioner voluntarily withdrew its request for a temporary restraint order – so that the matter shall be heard on the following schedule: the respondent parties (District Attorney George Gascón and the District Attorney’s Office) will file opposition papers by January 15, 2021; Petitioner will reply by January 26, 2021; and hearing before Department 85 shall take place at 1:30 pm on February 2, 2021.
To view the ADDA’s press release, Prosecutors File Lawsuit To Stop District Attorney From Breaking The Law, click here. The law firm Brown George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis LLP is representing the ADDA.
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) is the collective bargaining agent and represents nearly 800 Deputy District Attorneys who work for the County of Los Angeles.