County files motion for discovery in Festival gun suit

Hearing rescheduled for April 28

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

An upcoming hearing in The Festival at Sandpoint weapons ban lawsuit is seeing a new date, as legal counsel for the city accepted Bonner County’s motion to allow discovery prior to summary judgement.

The new hearing is slated for Tuesday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bonner County Courthouse. Counsel for “both sides plan to present the legal issues to the court” on that date, according to Amy Clemmons, the lead lawyer for Bonner County in the case. Clemmons said the hearing originally scheduled for March 24 has been canceled in order to allow time for the requested discovery.

The city filed a motion for summary judgement on Feb. 25, alleging that the county lacks the standing needed in order to bring the lawsuit. Kootenai County District Court Judge Lansing L. Haynes will consider that motion, as well as the presentation of discovery, at the April 28 hearing.

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