A quick update on a motion that Metro filed in Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss three lawsuits filed in state court against the Regional Connector project: A judge has declined to rule on the motions and dismissed them.
The trial in the lawsuits is scheduled to begin Nov. 4. The plaintiffs in the lawsuits are Japanese Village Plaza, the Bonaventure Hotel and Thomas Properties Group. They have filed lawsuits against the project in both state and federal court. The lawsuits have not been consolidated but are being heard in state and federal court, respectively, in the same courtrooms and by the same judges.