Back to the Courts Metea Mediation Ended, Attorneys Look to Lawsuit
Byline: Justin Kmitch
With a required mediation session behind them, Indian Prairie Unit District 204 officials now will ask the courts to throw out a lawsuit filed by Neighborhood Schools For Our Children.
Attorneys for both sides met Tuesday with retired Judge Edward Duncan in an attempt to settle the litigation out of court.
Neither side would discuss what happened behind closed doors, but attorneys from both sides agreed the parties likely won't meet again.
"I can only say that the mediation has concluded, there was no resolution and no plans to meet again," said attorney Shawn Collins, who represents the citizens group that hopes to prevent the district from building its proposed 3,000-seat Metea Valley High School at any site other than the 80-acre Brach-Brodie location at 75th Street and Commons Drive in Aurora. "The parties agreed with the mediator that they would not discuss, outside the mediation, what had occurred there."
Michael Scotti, the attorney representing the district, agreed, saying only that the "mediation went forward as planned."
"Now we prepare for when the court will hear our motion to dismiss," Scotti said Wednesday. …