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Alison Flowers has obtained an award of $112,000 in attorneys' fees as the prevailing party in litigation

After years of litigation, and two trips to the California Court of Appeals, Alison Flowers, one of our senior litigation partners, has just obtained an award of $112,000 in attorneys’ fees from a “scofflaw” who had operated an illegal antenna farm in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Alison, and a team of A&W litigators, originally brought suit on behalf of the City to abate this public nuisance located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.  She and her team obtained summary judgment ordering these illegal antenna (15 of them) removed.  An appeal (actually two appeals) followed.  Again, Alison and the team prevailed in both appeals. When this nuisance abatement case came back to the Superior Court, our scofflaw fought tooth and nail to avoid removing these illegal antennas.  That effort also failed.  The coup de grace came when the Superior Court awarded the City of Rancho Palos Verdes its attorneys’ fees (which courts seldom award to cities) as the prevailing party in litigation.