Remember CIF backed down, what would you assume that meant?
It meant they didn't have the money to fight it. Mater Dei's claim that the CIF was discriminating against them was laughable.
In fact...from the LA Times: Mater Dei Lawsuit Seems Frivolous, but it could be so much fun.- December 19, 2010 Eric Sondheimer
...Mater Dei feels that its athletes have been receiving "unfair treatment" from the Southern Section because of "biased application of CIF rules and regulations pertaining to Mater Dei sports programs."
In other words, Mater Dei is fed up that the Southern Section keeps asking questions about whether top transfer students should be eligible. Geez, wouldn't every school like the Southern Section to rubber stamp a transfer student?
...It's too bad witnesses aren't being called, because the Southern Section could summon an endless line of coaches, athletes, and fans that would eagerly testify under oath that they believe that the Southern Section has shown a biased application of its rules in favor of Mater Dei.
...Are they seeking to be exempt from the rules and regulations the Southern Section is entrusted with upholding?
...The Southern Section believes the lawsuit is designed to "threaten the section, or otherwise unduly influence its decisions."
Let me translate: The Southern Section thinks Mater Dei is making a preemptive strike to prevent any action against its yearly arrival of basketball transfers.