Judge assigns tasks, timelines in LCHS suit

Wade Young

The retired judge overseeing the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) lawsuit assigned tasks and specific timelines to move the case along.

In a letter to attorneys for LCHS and the 16 plaintiffs on February 21, Retired Judge John Van de North, Jr., referenced a phone call with the attorneys where they addressed several issues, including the production of books and records, production of financial records, claims of attorney-client privilege, dates of an arbitration hearing, selection of a nominating committee for board members for an annual meeting on May 8, 2019, and dissemination of LCHS’s 2019 new member application.

Tasks due by February 28, 2019:
• Plaintiffs’ counsel will propose a scope for the production of financial records that defines/clarifies what had been ordered by the court.
• LCHS will produce financial statements and balance sheets for the past five years. (2014-2018).
• Plaintiffs’ counsel will provide the status report regarding their selection of two members for the nominating committee.
• Plaintiffs’ counsel will provide a draft notice to be published in local newspapers and/or community websites regarding the availability of LCHS’s 2019 new member applications and related information.
• Counsel will file a stipulation regarding the timing of the arbitration hearing which has been scheduled for March 25 and 26.

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