A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has dismissed a part of a lawsuit seeking $5 million each from three City Council members, the city manager and the former finance director for their support of a daily tax levied against the swap meet in Paramount last year.
Modern Development Co., which operates of the swap meet on its 27-acre Paramount Drive-In, is also seeking $5 million from the City of Paramount. That portion of the suit was allowed to stand by Superior Judge Edward M. Ross in his July 3 ruling.
The judge dropped the suit against Councilmen Charles R. Weldon and Gerald A. Mulrooney and Councilwoman Esther Caldwell who voted for the tax on June 4, 1985, and City Manager Bill Holt and then-Finance Director David Spellman.
City Atty. Maurice O'Shea said Ross ruled that "continuous prosecution of the five people was frivolous" and served no "good cause."