The court decided the licensing process was flawed, but didn’t direct them to grant licenses to these 8 companies which “won” the lawsuit.
Although “the principal” of the issue definitely matters here, I’d imagine the plaintiffs had hoped to get a license after fighting it out in court for 2 years.
Just goes to show you that, when it comes to lawsuits, “winning” is relative.
“The panel added that it wouldn’t be satisfactory for the state to resolve the issue by awarding licenses to all the businesses that had appealed.
“We will not dictate to the department what it is that it should do following today’s remand, other than to hold that it must engage in some sort of additional process for receiving and considering the appellants’ contentions and must explain its determinations on those contentions,” the panel said, according to Law360.com”
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