October 3, 2013 -- October 1, 2013. Aleshire & Wynder’s Rent Control and Mobilehome Park Team (including partners Bill Wynder, Sunny Soltani, and Associate Jeff Malawy) assisted its client, the City of Carson, in urging the passage of an important piece of legislation (SB 510 [Jackson]) which has just been signed into law by Governor Brown. SB 510 forever ends the much litigated, and much debated, question regarding the scope of a municipality’s discretion to deny mobilehome park subdivisions (or “conversions”) to resident ownership where the is a lack of resident support for the conversion. The new la
September 12, 2013 -- Do California’s cities have a duty to warn visitors to their parks that gang members may be present? And if cities have such a duty, how do they afford park visitors such a warning? These were among the issues that two of the Firm’s litigation team resolved in favor of our client, the City of Carson.
January 16, 2013 -- Client Alert
The California Supreme Court will consider whether a hearing officer in an administrative appeal of the dismissal of a correctional officer employed by a county sheriff’s department has the authority to grant a Pitchess motion.
December 6, 2012 -- The Second District Court of Appeal has affirmed a favorable ruling obtained by Aleshire & Wynder attorneys on behalf of the City of Carson on enforcement of a judgment against the City of La Mirada and La Mirada Redevelopment Agency: City of Carson v. City of La Mirada, Second District Court of Appeal Case No.
July 20, 2012 -- The Rent Control and Mobilehome Park Law Team (including Partners Bill Wynder and Sunny Soltani and Associates Jeff Malawy and Lindsay Tabaian) was successful in assisting the County of Santa Cruz in defending its denial of a mobilehome park conversion application based “on the near-unanimous opposition of the mobilehome park residents, as reflected in a survey of resident support, as the reason for denying the conversion application.” The decision is reported at Goldstone v. County of Santa Cruz, 6th Appellate District Case No.
July 11, 2011 -- Aleshire & Wynder attorneys recently obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of the City of Carson on enforcement of a judgment against the City of La Mirada and La Mirada Redevelopment Agency: City of Carson v. City of La Mirada, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No.
April 21, 2011 -- Aleshire & Wynder’s Rent Control and Mobilehome Park Law Team (including Partners Bill Wynder, Sunny Soltani, and Associate Jeff Malawy) were again successful before a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. In Colony Cove Properties, LLP v. City of Carson (9th Cir., March 28, 2011) ___ F.3d. ___, Case No. 09-57039, 2011 U.S. App.
April 19, 2011 -- Aleshire & Wynder’s Rent Control and Mobilehome Park Law Team (including Partners Bill Wynder, Sunny Soltani, and Associate Jeff Malawy) are pleased to report a victory in what we believe is the first decision in a damages lawsuit involving regulation of mobilehome park conversions.
February 11, 2011 -- Aleshire & Wynder attorneys Tiffany Israel and Wes Miliband obtained a judgment on behalf of the City of Newport Beach precluding the owner of several homes on a street zoned single-family residential from operating the homes as boarding houses. The defendant had physically altered each home to convert each bedroom into a studio apartment and then leased each bedroom separately in violation of State and local law.
As seen in the February 11, 2011 Verdicts and Settlements section of the Daily Journal:
December 23, 2010 -- Aleshire & Wynder’s Rent Control and Mobilehome Park Law Team (including Partners Bill Wynder, Sunny Soltani, and Associate Jeff Malawy) participated in another “landmark” litigation defending the authority of local municipalities to adopt and enforce rent stabilization laws. Acting as amicus on behalf of the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties, Attorneys Wynder, Soltani, and Malawy filed a brief defending the City of Goleta’s rent control ordinance and its largely-senior citizen mobilehome park residents.