San Francisco Office Secures Major Results for Client with Back to Back Demurrer Wins

Partner Elisa Marcaletti and associate Connor Gaballa prevailed on two consecutive demurrers in a landlord-tenant case venued in San Mateo County. This case involved an unauthorized individual residing at the clients’ property allegedly pursuant to an oral sublease with the property’s master tenant, which the firm’s clients were not aware of. Thus, we successfully challenged…


San Francisco Office Exonerates Commercial Landlord

Bradley Jameson and William Carlson recently exonerated a commercial landlord from the building owner’s attempts to allocate fault to our client. The court agreed that our client was faultless and dismissed the case with prejudice at our request.


Landlord Success Before San Francisco’s Rent Board

San Francisco attorney Maija O. Villegas recently exonerated a landlord before San Francisco’s Rent Board. A tenant petioned the Rent Board claiming the landlord and its agents allowed a nuisance to exist, did not enforce house rules and interrupted the tenant’s utilities in retaliation for the tenant’s complaints. After receiving evidence and hearing argument, the Rent Board agreed…


San Francisco Office Defeats Class Certification and Successfully Settles Habitability Action

Todd Angstadt and Elisa Marcaletti recently successfully settled two related lawsuits filed by 46 plaintiffs in Alameda Superior Court. The plaintiffs were tenants of an apartment complex located in Oakland, California. The firm represented the apartment complex owners against claims of retaliatory eviction, wrongful endeavors to evict, negligence, breach of contract, breach of the warranty…


San Francisco Office Obtains $63,000 Attorneys Fees Award in Landlord-Tenant Action

Robert K. Phillips and Jessica Stuart Pliner moved for attorneys fees and costs after prevailing in an action brought against our landlord clients for the breach of warranty of habitability in Sonoma Superior Court. The Court granted motions declaring plaintiff a vexatious litigant and dismissing her cross-complaint. The Court also granted our motion for fees…