First brief filed in appeal

On April 2, 2014 our attorneys, Dan Siegel and Michael Siegel, filed the opening brief in our appeal to the California Court of Appeal for the 1st Appellate District.

The issue in the appeal is whether or not we are entitled to a trial in Alameda County Superior Court. In September, 2013, the trial judge upheld the other side’s objection (“demurrer”) to holding a trial.

The Secretary of State (the defendant) and Abel Maldonado, et al (the interveners on the defendant’s side), will each file responses in the next 60 to 75 days. We will then be able to file a final reply brief. After that, we will await scheduling of oral argument in front of the 1st Appellate District court in San Francisco.