November 5, 2013
Ruling Tomorrow Regarding Hidalgo Councilman Rudy Franz’s Attempt to Protect His Bus Monopoly at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge
Today finally marked the conclusion of the temporary injunction hearing in Rudy Franz’s lawsuit to keep S to N Transport from competing with Franz’s bus company, STS, for traffic at the Hidalgo Reynosa International Bridge. Judge Jesse Contreras of the 449th District Court of Hidalgo County will announce his decision in court tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m. If Judge Contreras grants Franz’s request for an injunction, it will mean that S to N will be prohibited from operating while the lawsuit proceeds.
Rudy Franz’s attorney indicated to the court that he would drop the claims against Franz’s fellow city councilmembers Guillermo Ramirez and Gustavo Sanchez. “Rudy Franz, by nonsuiting the councilmembers, effectively admitted that the claims against them were entirely bogus and should never have been filed,” said Jerad Najvar, attorney for the councilmembers. “We have already filed a motion for sanctions to force Mr. Franz to reimburse the councilmembers and the city for the cost of this litigation.”
If the district court grants the injunction, preventing S to N from offering its superior services and providing riders with a choice of bus companies, S to N will immediately appeal, and expects to prevail.
Details for Wednesday, Nov. 6 ruling:
Judge Mario Ramirez Juvenile Justice Center
1001 N. Doolittle Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78540
Court coordinator: Regina Moreno