Youth Gym Wins Its Day in Court

In a sharp reversal of a lower-court decision, a panel of judges of the Fourth District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that a National City youth center’s challenge to the city’s eminent domain authority should have its day in court after all.

The Community Youth Athletic Center had filed a lawsuit against the city, but because of a minor technical error, a lower-court dismissed the case because a published legal notice seeking residents interested in joining the lawsuit inadvertently recorded the deadline to join the lawsuit as one business day earlier than the actual deadline.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties