In a move that should surprise no one, the case against Surf Lodge has been adjourned. Again. How'd Edgemere Montauk L.L.C. pull it off this time? They've retained the services of a new lawyer. Understandably, Thomas Horn?"An attorney helping people when government touches their lives."?needs time to prepare a defense of the 686 violations leveled against the Montauk hotspot last summer.
Considering the courtroom drama that went down last week, hiring different representation was probably a wise move. While East Hampton Town Justice Catherine A. Cahill had previously refused to recuse herself from the case on the grounds she was biased against the defendants, the "heated exchange" last Monday may have left her biased against their now-previous attorney, Colin Patrick Astarita.
So what does this mean for the folks behind Surf Lodge? Well, they're due back in court next month. In the meantime, when we reached out to Mr. Horn for comment, he offered "We will prepare for trial and work for a settlement that is in the best interests of all concerned."