The article provides further detail about an August 18, 2022 court hearing in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, where Eckland & Blando attorneys Robert Dube and Mark Blando represent a group of petitioners who are suing the City of Grand Forks over the denial of the citizens’ right to vote over the multi-million-dollar Fufeng Project.
A hearing in the matter of Benjamin Grzadzielewski and People for the Vote LLC v. City of Grand Forks was held on August 18, 2022 in Devil’s Lake, ND before the Honorable Judge Donovan Foughty. In that case, Eckland & Blando attorneys Robert Dube and Mark Blando, along with North Dakota attorney David Thompson, represent a group of Grand Forks residents who are seeking to compel the City to allow a required public vote on the controversial Fufeng Project to go forward.
As Mr. Dube commented during the hearing, “We are here today because the city of Grand Forks, through its city auditor, has ripped apart that fabric of liberty, denying my client and the 50,000 citizens of Grand Forks their right to vote under the home rule charter.” He also stated that “The city should have fought this the proper way, at the ballot, with politics, not through impermissible use of the law.”
The news coverage over the recent hearing included an article in the Grand Forks Herald and TV coverage on Valley News Live, both viewable at the links below.