• June 25, 2009

Gabby’s Saloon & Eatery, Marshall St. NE, on the Mississippi triumphed in a three-year legal battle with the city over penalties and regulations arising out of neighborhood complaints that allegedly threatened the business’ livelihood.

Gabby’s, represented by Scott Harris of Leonard Street & Deinard and owned by Jeff Ormand, argued that neighbor complaints about after-hours noise were racially motivated responses to Gabby’s Hip-Hop Night and that penalizing Gabby’s for off-premises after-hours conduct denied Gabby’s its due process rights. Gabby’s won back some $26,000 in penalties and $175,000 in legal fees.

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