Friday, October 12, 2012

LMT reporting on lawsuit from Unitrade's Garza

In a new development, The Laredo Morning Times is reporting this morning that Unitrade's Eduardo Garza is filing a lawsuit against VIDA's Dr. Hector Farias and Jose Valez, a former Laredo City councilman. Following is part of the article appearing in today's paper.

From The Laredo Morning Times


Due to VIDA’s disparaging words against Uni-Trade, the petition says, Farias is liable for pecuniary damages approximating $1.8 million, resulting from Garza’s loss of benefit from naming rights for the Laredo baseball stadium.

The lawsuit states Garza pays $15,000 a month on a 10-year contract for the rights.

“We’re not going to be intimidated by an influence peddler, and all the comments that I and VIDA have made have been truthful and we stand on them,” Farias said.

Although Farias has not reviewed the petition, he said he and his lawyers are prepared to take on Garza and his claims.

“If Garza is saying we tainted his reputation, maybe he ought to sue himself, because he’s the one who tainted it,” he said.


11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the LMT rehash. It's about time VIDA gets their due. I hope garza prevails and Farias and his cronies get what they deserve.

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    1. Your're absolutely right Vida and it's cronies will finally get what they deserve-RESPECT, because you certainly don't have the balls to realize and object to the cestpool that we call our city government.

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    2. Sounds like an attempt to stifle free speech to me. Who will speak up against the mighty Garza and his minions if he is successful in this suit? It will be a dark day in Laredo.

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    3. Wow you sound really angry. So tell me something. Who is the best public city or county official currently serving. According to you all officials are bad. So who should serve? Who is worthy?

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    4. Whoever serves, its good to know there is a group out there holding them accountable to the voters.

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  2. I prefer your approach when you speak to city council, Mr. Laredotejas.

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  3. Hope Mr. Garza doesn't shoot himself in the foot. Because if everything rings true, then there is no slander on VIDA's behalf.

    I found the TAMIU article a little more bothersome. I was under the impression that PUBLIC universities cannot establish religious intstituions or signage of any kind on campus. Did they learn nothing from their sister campus in A&M-San Antonio? The link down here is a good read if your're interested.

    http://blogs.sacurrent.com/index.php/staff/am-sa-slow-to-respond-to-threats-made-in-tower-of-hope-debacle-sissy-bradford-charges/

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    1. Et tu, maybe the need the on campus prayer to help them with their doctorate programs that are no longer accredited.

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    2. Duly noted sir. For a school that is strugling to attract graduate students, they've pretty much done a good job of turning off international students(who come from different religions/ethnicities).

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  4. Go get them VIDA. Expose Carlos Villarreal.

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  5. I've heard Garza's name every now and then but only when related to San Miguel. I never really thought it made Garza look bad. Hey, the man knows how to get what he wants so you have to give him credit for that. I've never heard VIDA say anything bad about Unitrade so I think its pushing it that they want the naming rights to the stadium to be paid by VIDA. Just my humble opinion.

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