update May 10, 2013 at 11:30 – interesting comment from Lab Rat on $500,000 fees
update May 8, 2013 at 18:57 – “last-ditch-attempt”-letter to Board of Supervisors
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors wanted that fact sheet describing possible dangers of cell phone radiation would be available for every buyer of the cell phone. They also wanted that this information would be clearly and visibly displayed by cell phone selling establishments.
CTIA did not agree and the court sided with them.
Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, when faced with payment of a half-a-million of the CTIA’s attorney fees, gave up and settled.
For more, see my column in the Washington Times Communities: “With cell phone radiation, money talks louder than reason“.
The “last ditch” attempt to sway the vote failed: see letter to the Board of Supervisors
So So Sad for us who have really felt the pain in our bodies and brain. Love of Money is the root of all evil. I look forward to the day I can get back in the world from being isolated. I have the physical documented doctor reports of what Transmission Power Lines/ Cell Phones did to my body and brain. I fought hard with my attorney and won my case.
The situation is even more absurd…..there was no $500,000 in attorney fees owed by San Francisco. The court ruled that the City only had to pay $328 in costs. $0 in CTIA’s attorney fees.
The $500,000 number was the hypothetical amount used by the City Attorney’s office to terrify the supervisors into voting to “cave” under simply the POSSIBILITY of legal defeat if the City continued to defend its ordinance in the court. There was no certainty that the city would have to pay ANY of the CTIA’s fees.
The supervisors were manipulated into voting to repeal their law – giving the CTIA a huge win. The City got nothing in return and even agreed to admit that requiring cell phone providers to disclose known FACTS about cell phone radiation and ways to more safely use a cell phone was a violation of AT&T, Verizon, Apple, etc’s U.S. Constitutional 1st Amendment right.
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