Mariah Gondeiro (JD '18) Featured in "California Supreme Court Allows San Jose Church to Avoid Over $200,000 in COVID-19 Fines" -- Los Angeles Times
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Mariah Gondeiro (JD '18) is featured in the Los Angeles Times article "California Supreme Court Allows San Jose Church to Avoid Over $200,000 in COVID-19 Fines." Gondeiro represents Calvary Chapel in a matter in which Santa Clara County sought to impose more than $200,000 in fines when the church was found in contempt of court for violating a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gondeiro comments about the case, "This case has been a David and Goliath battle. Santa Clara County has unlimited resources and Ivy League and big law attorneys. I was asked to lead the case with only two years of experience. God gets all the glory for this victory."
Excerpt from "California Supreme Court Allows San Jose Church to Avoid Over $200,000 in COVID-19 Fines"
For Mariah Gondeiro, an attorney representing Calvary Chapel, this week’s ruling was “a relief.”
“We are pleased the California Supreme Court chose not to take up the matter,” Gondeiro said. “We are very confident in a federal lawsuit where we seek to hold the county accountable for their unconstitutional public health orders.”
The complete article may be found at Los Angeles Times