Ben Myers Deposed in Lawsuit Against JACC

Today was the day!  Ben Myers was to be deposed from 2 to 6 p.m. by the attorney David Schooler representing JACC in the lawsuit Mr. Myers and company brought against JACC’s new executive committee, the city of Minneapolis and other assorted parties.  Jill Clark, attorney for Mr. Myers, took up the first hour talking about conditions, oppositions and objections, so the actual deposition didn’t start until 3 p.m.

Two interesting points Mr. Myers made:

  • He is, he said, still the vice chair of the JACC board (despite Judge Porter’s ruling to the contrary!).
  • He claimed that Michael Browne and Anne McCandless are mismanaging the finances but he isn’t so sure about Robert Hodson.  This is especially interesting since Mr. Hodson is the JACC treasurer and the one who writes the checks for JACC.

Mr. Myers and his attorney left before the deposition was over, saying that they were going to get a protection order to keep the video of the deposition from ending up on the Johnny Northside blog.

Hey, Johnny, give it to me, and I’ll post it. Or if anyone else gets a copy.  Or even just the transcript.  The joys of public record (the deposition was recorded by a court reporter).

In the meantime, we can all ponder how Mr. Myers can claim the new executive committee is mismanaging JACC’s funds when all they have done is pay the bills that Mr. Myers and Mr. Jerry Moore let go into default for month after month after month.  I guess only a lawyer of Mr. Myers caliber can figure out a way to claim that paying the bills is somehow worse than not paying them.

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4 Responses

  1. It appears that Mr. Meyers and company continue to dig a deeper and deeper hole. At some point they won’t be able to climb out of it. I can’t wait until they get Jerry Moore on record as well… should provide interesting reading!

  2. Thanks for the update and continued coverage Dottie. It’s interesting but not suprising that Myer’s can continue to contradict himself re: the mismanagment of money by 2 people, but not a 3rd person. Odd.

    If he is so proudly the vice chair of the neighborhood organization, then what is wrong with having his deposition be public record, public knowledge, accesible by all? Yet another contradiction from Ben Myers.

  3. I WISH I HAD IT!!!

    If it’s being argued in court that I shouldn’t get it, shouldn’t I be allowed to file a pro se brief (or see if I can retain legal counsel) to argue that I SHOULD be allowed to get a copy?

    • I think somebody should be able to have a copy, but perhaps only the lawyers get that right. In any event, I’m sure the deposition will play a part in whatever legal proceedings follow. Now we wait for the deposition of Jerry Moore. I understand Myers’ team has asked to depose Anne McCandless, Megan Goodmundson and Todd Heintz. Let’s see what happens next.

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