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 the legality of the claimed tenancy.

As a result of the two successful demurrers, the Court dismissed several causes of action against the firm’s clients whereby their liability exposure and the damages sought against them were significantly reduced. We were then able to resolve the case in the early stages for a small fraction of plaintiff’s claimed damages and initial demand, ultimately preventing the clients from an extended litigation and trial.