There is a Case Management hearing scheduled on April 3, 2012 at 9am, for 3 of the 5 civil lawsuits against william hamilton ayres relating to his molestation of young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care.
These hearings are normally very brief, and referred by case number only - CIV467741, CIV467743, CIV467742 - as all parties are listed as anonymous names, including ayres himself (He's listed as "John Doe #1) In the past, often there is only one attorney for the plaintiff present, and ayres' attorneys just phone in. ayres has never been present as far as I know. Sometimes the defense attorney phones in too, so the whole thing may be over the speakerphone. There are other cases being managed in the same time-slot, so you you just have to wait for the case number to be announced by the clerk. Could happen at 9, could happen at 11. I don't think I've ever been there later than about 10:45 though.
The hearing is currently scheduled in the courtroom for Dept. 21, in the Redwood City Courthouse.
All 5 civil cases were stayed pending outcome of the criminal proceedings.
Brief Info on the FIVE civil suits:
There are currently FIVE known lawsuits against william hamilton ayres relating to his molestation of young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care.
The civil cases were stayed by presiding judges with wording like the below (not the same language for ALL 5 cases, but all were similar:
HONORABLE BETH LABSON FREEMAN, JUDGE PRESIDING. CLERK: SEAN KANE COURT REPORTER: CHRIS PEREZ
ATTORNEY(S): JOHN P. CARCIONE APPEARING ON BEHALF OF PLAINTIFF CLARK DOE.
ATTORNEY(S): CONSTANCE J. YU APPEARING VIA COURTCALL ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT JOHN DOE 1.
PARTIES INFORM THE COURT THAT THE RELATED CRIMINAL ACTION HAS BEEN CONTINUED TO 2/18/11 FOR FURTHER PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION. PER AGREEMENT OF PARTIES, COURT ORDERS THE FOLLOWING:
ENTIRE CASE IS STAYED PENDING COMPLETE DISPOSITION OF RELATED SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL CASE.
PARTIES MAY REQUEST TO PUT CASE BACK ON THE PRESIDING JUDGES CALENDAR FOR TRIAL SETTING
WHEN APPROPRIATE. REQUEST MAY BE MADE TO THE COURT DURING THE PRESIDING JUDGES EX PARTE HOURS. COURTCALL APPEARANCES SHALL BE PERMITTED.
FORMAL ORDER TO BE SUBMITTED BY COUNSEL.