Rule 3.530. Site of coordination proceedings
(a) Recommendation by coordination motion judge
If a petition for coordination is granted, the coordination motion judge must, in the order granting coordination, recommend to the Chair of the Judicial Council a particular superior court for the site of the coordination proceedings.
(b) Factors to consider
The coordination motion judge may consider any relevant factors in making a recommendation for the site of the coordination proceedings, including the following:
(1)The number of included actions in particular locations;
(2)Whether the litigation is at an advanced stage in a particular court;
(3)The efficient use of court facilities and judicial resources;
(4)The locations of witnesses and evidence;
(5)The convenience of the parties and witnesses;
(6)The parties' principal places of business;
(7)The office locations of counsel for the parties; and
(8)The ease of travel to and availability of accommodations in particular locations.
Rule 3.530 renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 1530 effective January 1, 2005.