McClure v. City of Los Angeles, No. CV-92-2776-E (C.D. Cal.)(fair housing and equal protection case against City of Long Beach and its agents for preventing six group homes for Alzheimer’s victims from opening; jury verdict of $22.5 Million (reduced on remittitur to $13,826,832) plus approximately $10,000,000 in attorney’s fees and costs; settled while on appeal for $20 Million)
Nozzi v. Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, CV 07-00380 GW (C.D. Calif.) (class action against the Housing Authority for violations of 6 due process and federal regulations by failing to provide proper notice of Section 8 rent increase affecting approximately 22,000 tenants; case dismissed on sj for defendants; reversed by Ninth Circuit; dismissed again; second appeal pending)
People of the State of California v. Highland Federal Savings and Loan, Case No. CA 718 828 Los Angeles Superior Court)(class action filed on behalf of the People of the State of California and a class of tenants residing in several slum buildings located in Los Angeles for financing practices encouraging and perpetuating slum conditions, settled for $3.165 million after decision in People v. Highland, 14 Cal.App.4th 1692, 19 Cal. Rptr. 555 (1993) established potential liability for lenders.
Hernandez v. Lee, No. BC 084 011 (Los Angeles Superior Court) a class action on behalf of tenants of numerous buildings for slum conditions settled in 1998 for $1,090,000.
Mould v. Investments Concept, Inc., Case No.: CA 001 201 Los Angeles Superior Court)(race discrimination class action on behalf of a class of applicants and potential housing applicants, settled in 1992 for a total of $850,000 for the class and a comprehensive consent decree regarding the defendants’ discriminatory policies and practices.
Zuniga v. Los Angeles Housing Authority, 41 Cal.App.4th 2 (1995) holding that the Housing Authority could be held responsible for injuries to tenants after the Housing Authority was put on notice that tenants were being victimized on the premises and took no reasonable measures to prevent the injury; case settled for $1,040,000.
PIN v. HACLA, Case No: CV-96-2810 RAP (RNBx) action against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles on behalf of several hundred present or former tenants for discrimination by failing to provide adequate security for isolated minorities in housing developments, settled in 1998 for $1.3 Million plus a comprehensive structural relief settlement agreement.
Castaneda v. Avol (Los Angeles Superior Court) (1985)(action on behalf of approximately 350 slum housing residents, settled in 1988 for a comprehensive injunction and $2.5 Million damages, plus a separate award of attorneys’ fees.
Walker v. City of Lakewood, 263 F.3d 1005 (9th Cir. 2001) (reversing district court decision dismissing fair housing organization’s claim against city for 9 retaliation for supporting tenants suing landlord; case subsequently settled for structural relief, damages and attorneys’ fees)
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