Jerry LYNN ONeal vs. Blacow Auto Repair

Good cause appearing, defendants Simoncini & Associates', joined by Blacow Auto Repair, motion to change venue of this action to the Alameda County Superior Court is GRANTED. Plaintiff shall pay transfer fees. Defendants' motion for attorney fees and costs pursuant to CCP 396b(b) is DENIED.

This action arises from an injury plaintiff suffered on the premises of Blacow Auto Repair located in Alameda County and a subsequent personal injury action that went to verdict in Alameda County Superior Court. In that action, plaintiff recovered less at trial than the statutory CCP 998 offer and as a consequence was ordered to pay more in fees and costs then he was awarded for injuries. Plaintiff then filed the instant action in Sacramento Superior Court asserting a host of claims for conspiracy to defraud, negligence, intentional torts, infliction of mental distress, and various business torts. Plaintiff named approximately 36 defendants including Blacow Auto Repair, many empl........