A second hearing on a permanent injunction is scheduled for Monday, April, 21 at 9:00 a.m. (but arrive by 8:30 a.m. to get a seat) in the Harris County Civil Courthouse at 201 Caroline, 11th Floor in the 157th District Court of Judge Randy Wilson. Everyone is welcome to attend. Those supporting the plaintiffs are asked to sit on the right side of the courtroom. Parking is available in the parking garages located near the courthouse building, or at meters on the street. Many garages advertise jury duty parking and are convenient to the courthouse.
The reason for this hearing is that after nearly a month long trial in December, a Jury found that construction of the Ashby Highrise would create a “nuisance in fact” if built as it was permitted by the City. The jury also awarded damages to many of the Plaintiffs if the structure is built as permitted by the City. Judge Randy Wilson ordered the parties to mediation in hopes of finding a mutually acceptable resolution, but the mediation effort failed after 2 months. On March 31, a first hearing was held on the Plaintiffs’ Motion for the Entry of Permanent Injunction and Judgment. The Court heard additional testimony and then took the matter under advisement.