The Imperial Irrigation District could end up defending itself in court again if the woman who tripped and fell on district property is granted a motion for retrial.
El Centro resident Carmen Hamrick last week filed a notice of intention to move for a new trial.
A jury voted unanimously against Hamrick's contention that she tripped due to a dangerous condition at the IID's El Centro auditorium Oct. 16, 1996.
The motion, filed by Hamrick attorney Lowell Sutherland of El Centro, states the retrial is being sought on the following grounds:
· irregularity in the proceedings of the court
· irregularity in the proceedings of the jury
· irregularity in the proceedings of the adverse party
· improper orders of the court
· accident or surprise or other acts that ordinary prudence could not have guarded against
· newly discovered evidence, material to the moving party that could not have been discovered with reasonable diligence and produced at trial