Japanese Garden: Time for Salvage?

UCLA has now lost two rounds in litigation over its attempt to sell the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden.  A judge has suggested that the attempt just doesn’t pass the legal sniff test.  

I’m not sure why, exactly, but the headline on salvaging and righting the ship on today’s LA Times website suggested to yours truly that there might be some alternatives for UCLA beyond just leaving the legal situation as it stands.  Someone in Murphy Hall might think of salvaging the garden sale’s tenuous legal position by talking to the plaintiffs and others involved. No?

Anyway, it’s something for the captain of the ship to consider.