RAEL & LETSON VS. CASSANO

Case No.: MSC17-02352    

HEARING ON MOTION TO TRANSFER AND CONSOLIDATE CASES

FILED BY RONALD CASSANO CPA

* TENTATIVE RULING: *

Counsel to appear. (Counsel for Haskew is invited to participate.) CourtCall acceptable.

As the discussion below explains, the Court is convinced that the present action and the San Mateo case are related as described in Code of Civil Procedure § 403, and should be handled by a single court. However, this Court is far from convinced that the consolidated or coordinated cases should be in Contra Costa County rather than San Mateo County. The Court notes that the defendants in both cases are on record as preferring Contra Costa. Plaintiff, for its part, argues unconvincingly against transferring either case. But, if one of the cases is to be transferred, plaintiff gives no indication which County it thinks would be more appropriate.

If the Court sticks with its tentative view that one of these cases should be tra........