The Rancho Mirage group that fought In-N-Out would like the city to pay its attorney fees

mmmmm...In-N-Out Burgers...*drool*

Just when you though you had heard the last of the In-N-Out Burger that was approved and then not approved in the City of Rancho Mirage, it’s back in the news – as those who fought against the burger company bringing life, good jobs, tasty hamburgers, much needed progress, some hipness, and economic benefits to the city are now seeking taxpayer dollars to pay back their lawyers. Pardon my french, but jfc, only in fuckin’ Rancho Mirage, amirite?

A letter was submitted by a lawyer for Save Rancho Mirage this week and is detailed by the Desert Sun:

The letter to the city does not seek a specific amount but states that In-N-Out’s decision to terminate the development agreement supports the allegations of a residents’ group called Save Rancho Mirage that California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – guidelines were violated when the project was approved.

 

“We warned the city that if it approved the project with these problems then there would be a lawsuit,” Bruce Bauer, attorney for Save Rancho Mirage, wrote in the letter seeking reimbursement of fees.

 

The lawsuit was filed in October, after the City Council approved In-N-Out’s plans to build a fast-food drive-thru over opposition from nearby residents who cited concerns for increased traffic, noise and crime as well as impact on air quality from cars waiting in the drive-thru line.

As for how much money we are talking about, the president of Rancho Mirage told the newspaper that they had accumulated about $70,000 in legal fees so far – which is enough to buy about 17,500 Double Doubles…but you’ll have to do that elsewhere.


9 COMMENTS

  1. The trial judge handing the case should award damages commensurate with the damages involved. Suggested amount of award: $1.00.

  2. If a citizen of a city fights a woefully underdone action on the part of a city full of Jackasses, then yes, they should be paid for their time and effort. After all, your being paid for this stupid article, right?

  3. Any attorney that actually takes on a case like this to keep a wonderful institution like in n out from providing its decadent, juicey, excellent, delicious Burgers and Fries from normal american should be paid by the person who hired them in pennies.

  4. Palm Desert, HOA Nazis and control freaks. They actually objected to In-n-Out? Stupid, stupid people. I hope those wanting their legal fees paid are told to pound sand. We live in Cathedral City. Perhaps In-N-Out should give Cat City a try. And now the Cat City haters will be heard from … bring it on!

  5. Rancho Mirage, HOA Nazis and control freaks. They actually objected to In-n-Out? Stupid, stupid people. I hope those wanting their legal fees paid are told to pound sand. We live in Cathedral City. Perhaps In-N-Out should give Cat City a try. And now the Cat City haters will be heard from … bring it on!

  6. I don’t like pudding
    Vons sells pudding
    I sue Vons to make them stop selling pudding, even though other people like pudding
    Vons gets tired and say, “OK, we will not sell pudding”
    Then I sue Vons to pay for my legal bills trying to stop pudding

    Got it.

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