In Wright v. Locomobile Co. of America, 33 Cal.App. 694, 167 P. 407, the per curiam decision of the court noted that after hearing all the evidence and going into all of the technical facts, the trial judge visited the building in question and examined the premises himself.Summary of this case from Casper I.O.O.F. v. Corbridge
Civ. No. 2062.
May 17, 1917.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco, and from an order denying a new trial. Geo. A. Sturtevant, Judge.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.
Elliott McAllister, and H. S. Young, for Appellant.
Jacob Samuels, for Respondent.
Action upon a contract for the laying of a floor of a specified description in a building. Plaintiff recovered judgment, from which defendant appeals, as also from an order denying its motion for a new trial.
The main question relied upon for a reversal of the judgment and order is as to whether or not there was a substantial compliance with the terms of the contract, and the appellant is challenging the sufficiency of the evidence to support the finding of the trial court to that effect. The judge of the court below, after hearing all of the evidence and going into all of the technical facts in relation to the different classes of floor, visited the building and examined the floor itself. It seems to the court, upon an examination of the entire record, that this is a case where there is a substantial conflict in the evidence, and that particularly is true where the judge of the court, after hearing the testimony of the respective contractors and experts, went and examined the premises himself, saw the floor, and then decided that there had been a substantial compliance with the terms of the contract. Under those circumstances we will not undertake to review or reverse the decision of the trial court, and for the reasons stated the judgment and order are affirmed.