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July 3, 1995 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Commercial Building opened its doors in April to house the homeless, it was a building with an attitude: No drugs. No alcohol. No going out on the street late at night. And no overnight guests without advance approval. For the management of the $2.6-million federally subsidized apartment building, it was a way of offering tenants a kind of tough love to help get their fractured lives back on track: a clean, well-lighted refuge in the middle of Skid Row.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bank accused of helping to run a Los Angeles slum ring that exposed hundreds of low-income renters to dismal living conditions will pay $1.4 million to tenants, the city and public interest attorneys, officials announced Friday. The move ends a complex lawsuit first filed against Highland Federal Bank and 135 other defendants in 1989 and raises the total settlement in the case to $3.26 million, a record for a slum housing lawsuit brought by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A handful of small-business owners still reeling from earthquake damage are suing their landlord to stop him from razing their establishments in Burbank's old Magnolia Park district. The landlord, Jack Robertson, plans to demolish a block-long business strip at the southwest corner of Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way, but it is not clear to his tenants what he will do with the vacant property.
SPORTS
April 15, 1994 | JAMES BATES and LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The owner of the Century City building where Bruce McNall keeps his offices is suing the King owner, alleging that McNall is personally responsible for about $290,000 in back rent that was to be paid through a McNall-affiliated movie company. Chicago real estate giant JMB Properties is alleging that Gladden Entertainment--in whose name the offices at 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. are leased--owed $169,954 in rent through February.
NEWS
April 10, 1994 | MARY HELEN BERG
Five families who sued their landlord for ignoring substandard living conditions have been awarded more than $500,000 to cover back rent and emotional distress. "This is one for the good guys," said Nelson L. Cohen, attorney for the plaintiffs, adding that his clients were "ecstatic" with the award. "These are people who bring home $1,000 a month to feed a family of four. They're thrilled." The property owner, Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The residents of the Bayside Village mobile home park filed a lawsuit last week against their leaseholder to force a rollback in the hefty rent increases that went into effect last month. The lawsuit was filed in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 7 and accuses DeAnza Assets Inc. of Beverly Hills, the park's leaseholder, of unfair business practices and asks the court for rent relief. As of Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1992 | MINERVA CANTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a suit alleging that the Irvine Co. failed to notify tenants that the apartments they had leased would later be turned into condominiums. Judge Randell L. Wilkinson agreed with the Irvine Co.'s argument that the tenants had no legal basis for filing the civil suit. Leases for many of the tenants filing the suit already had expired, and those rental agreements had become month to month.
NEWS
July 27, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision with broad implications, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that Berkeley tenants can use a federal racketeering law to recover damages for the diminished value of their apartments caused by the unlawful conduct of a neighboring student housing co-operative. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | RON RUSSELL, Times Staff Writer
A West Hollywood man has sued the owners of the apartments where he lives, claiming he was unlawfully forced to remove a "Gay Pride" flag from his 2nd-floor balcony after the manager told him it did not fit "a particular image." In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, John Stout, 31, seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions against the owners and managers of the apartments at 727 Westbourne Drive to allow him to fly the flag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1988 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Tenants who endured rats, cockroaches, broken plumbing and collapsed ceilings in a run-down building in downtown Los Angeles will receive $2.5 million in an out-of-court settlement of their lawsuit against the building's owner, convicted slumlord Milton Avol. The award, described by attorneys as the largest such settlement of a landlord-tenant suit in California, will mean average payments of $30,000 to $35,000 each to 70 families who sued Avol in 1985 for slum conditions at 1821 and 1839 S.
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