City Closing Arguments
posted by June 26 at 12:25 PMon
The Sonics trial is breaking for lunch right now, but before the break the city began its closing arguments.
One notable thing so far: Judge Marsha Pechman interrupted the city’s presentation to ask the city’s attorney, Paul Lawrence, a pointed question: If she made the Sonics stay, would the parties just be back before the court soon enough asking her to resolve future disputes?
This significance of her question is this: She seemed to be worried that the city would continue to try and “undermine its own tenant.” Looks to me like she believes the city has had an ulterior motive here all along: forcing Clay Bennett to sell.
That doesn’t bode well for the city.