Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Victim in ’13 SF Pride shooting agrees to delay in trial

Shooting victim Trevor Gardner

Shooting victim Trevor Gardner

A man who was shot at San Francisco’s LGBT Pride festival in 2013 has agreed to a delay in the trial in his lawsuit against event organizers, acknowledging that June is a busy month for them.

Among other factors in the delay, Trevor Gardner, 25, of Los Angeles, is also recuperating from a surgery related to his injury.

This year’s LGBT Pride celebration and parade are set for Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, June 28.

In his lawsuit filed last may against the city’s LGBT Pride Celebration Committee, Gardner claimed the nonprofit neglected to provide adequate security at the 2013 event. The committee responded through court documents that Gardner had failed “to use diligent care.”

In an application for the delay filed in court Monday, June 1, both sides agreed to continue the trial from October 5 to November 2.

The Pride nonprofit and its workers “would be profoundly burdened in having to sit for depositions during the planning of this event in May and June,” the application says.

Also, Gardner “required surgery on his injury at issue in this litigation” May 19, the documents say, and he needs “at least six weeks to convalesce from his injuries.” Discovery on his injuries will have to take place after he recuperates.

Finally, Gardner’s attorney is supposed to begin an unrelated trial in July.

“Plaintiff and defendant wish to accommodate each of these scheduling matters and to complete all necessary discovery in this matter,” says the application, which Superior Court Judge John K. Stewart granted.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, June 4, 2015 @ 5:43 pm PST
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