Sampling of Case Results on Behalf of Our Clients
$1.2 million plus recovered in action brought against landlord who failed to maintain Sonoma County mobile home park in habitable condition. Fifty park residents suffered with black, oily water for more than twenty years. The landlord could have attached to City water for a nominal cost, but refused to do it. Other habitability issues included park flooding, sewage leaks, broken fences, open ditches, and rats. Instead of making requested repairs the landlord blamed and harassed the tenants.
$500,000 recovered in action brought against landlord who failed to maintain a two-unit building in Fremont in Alameda County. The three tenants had sewage overflows, yellow water, termites, rats, and no heat.
$80,000 recovered for two roommates in Oakland who lived for four years with no heat, water leaks, holes in ceilings, plumbing issues, sewage leaks, and weekly electrical blackouts.
$45,000 recovered for mother, father and their infant for physical injuries when an electrical fire broke out in an illegal bedroom in a garage of a rented single family home in San Francisco. To escape the fire, the mother had to drop her baby out a window to the father waiting ten feet below. The mother suffered facial scarring, and the family had significant property loss and emotional distress.
$90,000 recovered against landlord who failed to maintain single family home in Visitacion Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. The landlord refused to repair rat and mold infestations, large holes in the walls and floors, water leaks, inadequate heat, and electrical dimming and outages. Each time the tenants asked for repairs, the landlord sent an illegal eviction notice.
$50,000 recovered against landlord for renting an illegal unit in San Francisco without disclosing it to the tenant. Because the unit was illegal, it flooded whenever it rained and had a substandard electrical system. The unit also had a major rat infestation, holes in the ceiling, water and sewage leaks, and refuse strewn about the common areas. When new owners bought the building, they evicted the tenant and demolished the unit. The old landlord never disclosed to the tenant that the unit was illegal.
$81,000 recovered against landlord for failing to disclose to new tenants that a rental home in Walnut Creek had been home to meth addicts and drug related activity. The home had a major mold infestation, no heat and refuse from drug related activity.
Confidential Settlement negotiated for mobile home park tenants in Shasta County who had open sewage running down their streets every time it rained. When the tenants complained of toilet paper and feces in the streets, the landlord blamed the tenants for clogging the sewer system. The landlord retaliated by increasing rents and threatening to evict.
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