On reading the court of appeals web site , I noticed a claim (boast) that only three percent of the appeals court rulings have ever been overturned by the Supreme Court.
So Ian Lee can huff and puff all he wants , but the chances of FOL winning now is tiny.
So, I repeat that the City should go ahead with this project now as the chances of them losing an appeal is extremely small--and it seems that there are no legal reasons stopping them from proceding.
I'm hoping the reason that no one asked for costs in the appeal is that they took the reasonable approach and agreed beforehand that there would be no appeal. Then again, reasonableness is not FOL's strong suit
I assume that costs are not asked for because FOL filed this case before the court when the City still had that foolish law in place stating that they would not seek costs.
On the other hand John martin filed his case after the city reversed this law , so the city is seeking some costs from him.