City of South Pasadena vs Metropolitan Transit Authority

Nature of Proceedings: Motion Order Vacating Jdgmnt/New Trial/Transfer to LA Co; Vacate Jdgmnt/Ch.Venue for New Trial City of South Pasadena’s motion to vacate judgment and change venue for new trial.


City of La Cañada Flintridge’s motion for order vacating judgment and/or for a new trial, and order for transfer to Los Angeles County


RULINGS


Both motions are denied.


SUMMARY OF THE SOUTH PASADENA MOTION


First, a motion to vacate and for a new trial before a neutral court is a proper remedy for addressing the concealment and artifice by respondent’s counsel. The court has the authority to vacate the judgment on terms that are just, upon application of the party aggrieved. CCP § 657, 662. Grounds include irregularity in the proceedings of the adverse party, by which either party was prevented from having a fair trial, accident or s........