...the law firm of Preston Gates and Ellis is representing Moscow [in the Hawkins Companies appeal]. This is the same law firm that the City of Pullman has retained and Laura McAloon, Pullman City Attorney, is an associate of. The law firm that represents the City of Pullman and our Pullman interests is also serving the City of Moscow who is suing Whitman County, who is also county interest!UPDATE: Preston Gates Ellis also employs former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and Washington First Daughter Courtney Gregoire
If that's not quite enough irony, Whitman County has retained Brian McGinn [of the Spokane firm Winston & Cashatt] (PARD's former attorney) to "review" the Whitman County Rural Residential Ordinance.
This is all at taxpayer expense. It's no wonder we struggle to grow, we are fighting ourselves!
Monday, April 03, 2006
The Tangled Web
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