How many lawyers does it take the state and the Schwarzenegger administration to fight a legal challenge by state worker unions opposing the Governor's plan to furlough them for two days a month and cut their pay 10 percent?
Seven, court documents suggest.
A single attorney - Gerald James - is listed as working the case for the combined 16,000 members of the Professional Engineers and Professional Scientists unions.
He's up against a total of seven state and private sector lawyers either working for or hired by and working for the state, court filings show.
The list of James' opponents takes up a half a page of court document real estate alone, including lead lawyer David Tyra and two colleagues with the Sacramento-based Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard law firm. The other attorneys are Laura Izon Powell and Kristianne T. Seargent
Tyra's joined by and four state lawyers of record on the case, including chief counsel K. William Curtis, Warren C. Stracener, Linda A. Mayhew and Will M. Yamada, of the Department of personnel Administration.
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