The plaintiffs in the case seeking to remove a 1.1-mile two-way protected bike lane along Brooklyn's Prospect Park have withdrawn a set of subpoenas to community activists and civic leaders ssued as part of the lawsuit. Community Board 6 District Manager Craig Hammerman, Transportation Alternatives Chief Paul Steely White, and others were subpoenaed late last week. The lawyer for the plaintiffs, Jim Walden, of the powerful law firm Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher had also subpoenaed a number of city officials earlier this summer.
But city lawyers went to court today to seek a temporary restraining order on the wider lists of subpoenas. Instead, the plaintiffs withdrew these subpoenas. "Petitioners Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher agrees to withdraw, without prejudice, its subpoenas served on or after July 20, 2011 and returnable August 03, 2011." A copy of the "so-ordered" stipulation is below. The parties are expected to be back in court next week.PPW Judge Subpoena