May 16, 2009 - Ryan McCarthy/Appeal-Democrat
A landowner whose property the Marysville Joint Unified School District seeks in an eminent domain proceeding says he's hired the best law firm in the state to represent him and his family in the legal fight.
"I look forward to a very long and costly court battle with you," Stephen Hull said in a letter to the school district.
The letter notes the Sacramento law firm — Desmond, Nolan, Livaich & Cunnigham — is handling the eminent domain case involving family property along Hammonton-Smartville Road near Yuba College.
Marysville Joint Unified plans to build the East Linda Intermediate School — replacing the now-closed Alicia school — at the site.
Hull in a separate correspondence also contends that a process server partially blocked a road near his home in El Dorado County and then damaged the driveway by spinning tires when trying to serve him with court papers.
"I was outraged by his behavior," Hull stated.
The March letters are among documents filed this week at Yuba County Superior Court in connection with the land where Marysville Joint Unified wants to construct school buildings.
In another filing this week, the attorney for the Marysville school district said that Hull sought to evade the process server, who tried 27 times to serve Hull and that the school district was "required to pay for several stakeouts" to serve Hull...
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Landowner vows battle with MJUSD