A DuPage County judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by parents who sought to have Metea Valley High School built on the Brach-Brodie property.
This removes a legal hurdle to proceeding with construction of Indian Prairie School District's third high school at the Eola Road property.
The judge's ruling reads like a slam dunk for the school district. Every argument by Neighborhood Schools For Our Children was dismissed. Legal standing? None. Technical deficiencies in complaint? Plenty. Can the court do what the suit asks even if it wanted to? No. Referendum language? No location specified. Open Meetings Act violation? None.
It would appear NSFOC cast as wide a legal net as it could think of and came up empty.
Is this how you see it? Can NSFOC salvage any semblance of victory from this ruling, or for filing the suit in the first place, for that matter? What do you think NSFOC should do next?
What about the other lawsuits--the REAL lawsuits the district faces from the Brach and Brodie trusts, which seek damages because the district sued to try to get the land only to abandon the effort when the price tag came back too high? Let's not forget those. How much do you think those suits will end up costing the district?