Landlord-Tenant Issues

Tenants suffer bed bug infestation in apartment. $1.6 million. Los Angeles County.

Tenants say the landlord's response to bed bug complaints was inadequate.

  • Case Name: Lilliana Martinez et al. v. Amusement Six Apartments LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 02, 2018

Large apartment complex infested with bedbugs for years. $3.5M. Los Angeles County

Multiple tenants at large apartment complex claim bedbug infestations.

  • Case Name: Hsu et al. V. PLB Management LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Apt. complex gate malfunctions, fractures tenant's arm as he tries to fix it. $1M. Los Angeles County.

Tenant blames landlord's faulty maintenance when his arm gets stuck in automated gate.

  • Case Name: Park v. Oh
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 08, 2017

Apartment management company refuses to deal with bedbugs and blames tenant. $465K. Los Angeles County.

Man is bitten 500 - 1,000 times by bedbugs in his apartment.

  • Case Name: Johnny Reynolds et al. v. 12300-12301 Osborne Place
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 08, 2017

Property owner refuses to pay for bedbug extermination. $104,400. Kern County.

New tenant says there are bedbugs in home, landlord blames them on tenant.

  • Case Name: Margarita Fuentes et al. v. Pioneer Street Associates
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Santa Monica apartment tenant awarded damages for invasion of privacy by landlord. $825K. Los Angeles County.

After an elderly tenant is taken away on a Section 5150 hold, landlord distributes information to other tenants that invades his privacy.

  • Case Name: Doe Tenant v. Roe Landlords
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Tenants fight back when landlord closes courtyard used by children. $370K incl. punitives. San Francisco County.

Residents of an upscale San Francisco apartment complex are outraged when landlord fences off courtyard area formerly used by tenants, especially those with young children.

  • Case Name: Bayer, et al. v. Morse, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

$200,000 for fraudulent eviction in violation of LA Rent Ordinance. Los Angeles County.

Landlord evicts tenant from a rent-stabilized apartment, supposedly so son can move in to apartment.  Eight years later, the former tenant finds out that the son never occupied the apartment as required by law.

  • Case Name: Linda Simmons v. Julius Sentirmay, Vivian Sentirmay, and Does 1 through 20
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Landlords repeatedly enter rented residence without notice, tenant claims harassment. $22,865. Los Angeles County.

Pregnant boarder claims landlords repeatedly entered her rented room without notice.

  • Case Name: Julia K. Sevier v. Mohamed Ghannoum and Samir Ghannoum
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 15, 2014

Uninhabitable rental units result in verdict for three separate plaintiffs. San Francisco County.

Slumlords convert single-family home to multiple rental units, but fail to maintain habitable standards. Former tenants awarded $132,950 by jury.  $574,759 judgment with attorney fees and costs.

  • Case Name: Hurtado, et al., v. Segura, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 13, 2013