Monday, July 7, 2008

Daily Herald Gets it Wrong

In its July 4, 2008 front page article, the Columbia Daily Herald announced that Judge Robert L. Holloway had "denied" the requested temporary restraining order against Centerstone. That is absolutely false. The Judge actually granted a restraining order that, while stopping short of ordering Centerstone to vacate the premesis, mandated that Centerstone follow the dictates of a statute that was hotly debated in the July 1, 2008 court hearing regarding whether these Centerstone "consumers" pose a serious threat of harm to themselves or others. The Court actually denied Centerstone's request to dismiss the motion for temporary restraining order and, most importantly, took under advisement the question of whether the facility will be temporarily shut down completely pending the outcome of this litigation. That decision is expected in a couple of weeks as the judge is currently reviewing volumes of documens and, soon, post trial briefs.

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