SANTA MONICA, California: Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki refused to grant O.J. Simpson a new civil trial. Fujisaki rejected defense arguments that he had erred in allowing a lie detector test and the testimony of a battered women counselor as evidence in the case. The judge also rejected arguments that Simpson could not pay the $33.5 million award against him, terming the sum entirely reasonable. Simpson lawyers say the ruling was an expected setback and they will continue the appeals process.