(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.