Defendant Ansett Aircraft Spares & Services, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint is GRANTED.
Defendant moves the court for leave to file a cross-complaint asserting causes of action for misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, and violation of Penal Code § 502.
Defendant is required to move the court for leave to file a cross-complaint once a trial date has been set. (CCP § 428.50.) Leave to file a cross-complaint “may be granted in the interest of justice at any time during the course of the action.” (Id.) Where a claim is compulsory, “[t]he court, after notice to the adverse party, shall grant, upon such terms as may be just to the parties, leave to amend the pleading, or to file the cross-complaint, to assert such cause if the party who failed to plead the cause acted in good faith. This subdivision shall be liberally construed to avoid forfeiture of causes of action.” (CCP § 426.50.) Here, the claims asserted are compulsory as they arise “out o........