Santa Clara Braces For Court Fight Over 49ers Stadium Funds

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A city agency for Santa Clara, Calif., voted Wednesday to ditch its county-provided counsel and hire a lawyer to advise it on several issues, including a looming court fight over its recent take-back of $30 million promised to the San Francisco 49ers — which jeopardized the team's $1.2 billion stadium project.

The Santa Clara Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board unanimously approved hiring Fresno-based attorney Hilda Cantu Montoy of Montoy Law Office, just weeks after it controversially voted 4-3 to nullify a contract earmarking city funds for...
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