Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AZ-Judge Gerlach dismisses lawsuit against Former Maricopa County Republican Chair A. J. La Faro

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach has issued a Final Judgment dismissing a civil lawsuit filed by Benjamin Marin and Citizens for a Better Arizona against A. J. La Faro, Immediate Past Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.

Judge Gerlach indicated in his ruling that "No purpose is to be served by prolonging this litigation and submitting the case to a jury".  Judge Gerlach said "La Faro is granted summary judgment in his favor against plaintiff Benjamin Marin. The claims asserted by Marin against La Faro are dismissed".  Judge Gerlach went on to say "La Faro is granted summary judgment in his favor and against plaintiff Citizens for a Better Arizona.  Nothing submitted in opposition to La Faro's motion represented an attempt on Citizen's behalf to avoid summary judgment.  The claims asserted by Citizens for a Better Arizona against La Faro are dismissed".

When notified of the Court's decision, La Faro said "I'm glad to hear that justice has prevailed and this frivolous lawsuit that had no basis or merit has been dismissed".  La Faro was overheard saying "I am very fortunate having Dennis Wilenchik and his fantastic legal team representing me.  Wilenchik & Bartness are recognized leaders in Arizona civil litigation and now I know why".

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