Beverly Hills has dropped 16 charges against employees of Club Max 151 for operating without a fire-prevention sprinkler system as required in the city code.
The club's manager and a court receiver for the club were each cited eight times in April for the misdemeanor violations, according to Assistant City Atty. Jack Allen.
Club Max 151 and the city have been doing battle in the courts for four years. Doheny Drive neighbors have complained about late-night noise and litter and the city said Club Max 151 has violated the law by admitting non-members.
In May, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Norman Epstein ordered the club closed, saying it can reopen if it obtains a sprinkler system and an operating permit from the city.