There was a case management hearing today four of the civil suits brought against william ayres, relating to his molestation of several of the child patients entrusted to his care.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs was present in the courtroom.
UPDATE: 12:00pm PST:
Apparently there were lawyers for one or more of the defendants on a speakerphone, who kept talking over each other and the judge. (We assume that the other listed "John Doe" defendants are the partners in the now defunct PPA medical group.) One of the lawyers for the defendants wanted to wait and see if the DA was going to retry the criminal case, to see what happened there.
The Case Management hearings have been continued to October 28th 2009.
In the mean time the plaintiffs will now be able to file for motion for relief from a stay, to allow for the plaintiff to continue with discovery.