Discovery Suspended in Davis Lawsuit Against Status Referendum; Judge Will Decide Dismissal First

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Guam – Chief District Court Judge Francis Tydingco-Gatewood has issued a stay in the discovery in the Class Action Lawsuit brought by Dave Davis against the Guam Election Commission and others over the non- binding political status referendum.

Davis’ Washington Attorney, Christian Adams, has been on island taking deposition in the case from prominent island residents.

Magistarte’s Judge Joaquin Manibusan allowed the discovery to go forward, even though he has recommended the case be dismissed. The Guam AG appealed that decision and today Judge Tydingco-Gatewood heard the appeal.

READ Judge Tydingco-Gatewood’s stay of discovery HERE  

During the course of the proceedings both sides requested a recess to discuss the matter.

When they came back they told the Judge they had agreed to suspend the discovery until the Judge reaches her decision on whether or not to accept, or reject Manibusan’s recommendation to dismiss the case.

In her order she suspended all discovery. And she set a hearing for November 15th to take arguments on whether or not the lawsuit itself should be dismissed or not.