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Williamson v. Mazda Motor of Am., Inc., G046769

In plaintiffs' product liability action against Mazda Motor of America, alleging defective shoulder belt, trial court's grant of defendant's renewed motion to stay pending the initiation of the action in Utah is affirmed where: 1) under the plain language of section 410.30(a) as recognized in Britton, the second judge had the authority to reconsider on her own motion whether California was a convenient forum; and 2) plaintiffs' claim that Thompson supports reversal of the trial court's stay of the California action on forum non conveniens grounds is without merit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/26/2012
  • Published 12/26/2012


  • Rylaarsdam


  • California Court of Appeal