OBOT versus the City of Oakland (2023)
On July 10, 2023, the trial began in OBOT LLC v. City of Oakland. The Plaintiffs are OBOT LLC and OGRE LLC, two companies owned and controlled by California Capital and Investment Group (CCIG), a business run by Phil Tagami and Mark McClure. The Defendant is the City of Oakland.
The presentation of evidence on liability ended on August 31, 2023 on the 29th day of the trial. For information about the court’s schedule, see our events calendar.
We provided an overview of the issues in the trial in our first day’s coverage: Trial Begins in Oakland Coal Case.
Our reports during the course of the trial are compiled in the post: Courtroom Diary – NCIO Reports on OBOT v City of Oakland Trial; the final day of the trial (August 31, 2023) is covered in the separate post Coal Trial Ends: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Before the trial began, each side filed a descriptive list of the witnesses they might call during the trial.
Before the trial began, each side filed an overview of their case with the court.
During the trial, the parties filed a series of briefs on the effect of the prior federal litigation (res judicata)
Statement of Decision
At the end of the case. after closing arguments on October 11, 2023, the court will issue a statement of decision. Each side filed a proposed statement of decision on September 25, 2023, and will file a response to the other side’s proposed statement of decision on October 6, 2023.