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Trial Date Change in Macpherson Oil Suit

The trial date in the 13-year contract dispute between city, oil company reset to April 4.

The trial date has been pushed back in the multimillion-dollar lawsuit that Macpherson Oil Co. brought against the city of Hermosa Beach over an oil-drilling project.

"Due to an illness in the family of one of the attorneys, the judge has granted a continuance in the trial  in the lawsuit," according to a statement from City Manager Steve Burrell's office.

The trial to begin Jan. 18.

Earlier Patch coverage of Hermosa Beach-Macpherson Oil lawsuit:

Macpherson Oil Lawsuit: A Timeline

Trial Date Set in Macpherson Oil Lawsuit

Residents Weigh in on the Macpherson Oil Lawsuit

City and Macpherson Oil Brace for Trial

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