A hearing has been scheduled in the Seal Beach-Ruby's Diner lawsuit for the end of October, reports the The Sun. The alternative dispute resolution review hearing, which is scheduled for Oct. 28, is the court's attempt to get the diner and the city to resolve the case before it goes to trial.
The trial is scheduled to begin on March 24.
Ruby's Diner first opened at the end of the Seal Beach Pier in 1987, but it closed on Jan. 2 of this year when business' lease with the city ended. Under the terms of the original lease, Ruby's could have continued operation while new terms were discussed, albeit at a higher rate.
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After the diner closed, the city filed a lawsuit in March.
In the lawsuit, Seal Beach accuses Ruby's of failing to make $570,000 worth of maintenance and renovation to the property as required by the original terms of the lease. Ruby's officials contend that the improvements were made.
Hopefully, the lawsuit gets worked out soon, because I really need that date spot.