Judge Sets Aside Verdict In Ventura Unfair Competition Case
January 12, 2009 at 4:54 AM (PT)
A VENTURA COUNTY judge has set aside a NOVEMBER 6th jury verdict awarding $553,000 to GOLD COAST RADIO, owner of Regional Mexican KMLA (LA M 103.7)/OXNARD-VENTURA, and promoter UNIVERSO MUSICAL after the jury decided that competitor LAZER BROADCASTING intentionally interfered with GOLD COAST's customers, advertisers and artists.
Judge HENRY WALSH ruled WEDNESDAY that the jury verdict was unsupported by the evidence and ordered a new trial for MARCH 9th, turning down LAZER's motion for a ruling in its favor. WALSH ruled in NOVEMBER in LAZER's favor in a counterclaim against GOLD COAST over the latter calling itself "number one in VENTURA COUNTY."