April 21, 2010 -- Mobilehome park residents and local governments up and down the State of California scored a victory when the Court of Appeal issued its decision in Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. City of Carson, 2nd Appellate District Case No. B211777, on March 30, 2010. Thanks to the efforts of Aleshire & Wynder partners William Wynder and Sunny Soltani, and associate Jeff Malawy, the decision is the first Court of Appeal decision ever to hold that a city has both the discretion and the authority to deny a mobilehome park conversion if it determines the conversion is not bona fide.
December 20, 2009 -- Partners Sunny K. Soltani and June Ailin scored a huge victory in a jury trial in a condemnation action -- a jury verdict $4.1 million less than the property owner's appraised value.
November 26, 2009 -- A $34 Million case dismissed in its entirety
We are pleased to announce the recent dismissal of a $34 Million federal constitutional challenge to the City of Carson’s mobilehome park rent control ordinance in Colony Cove Properties, LLC v. City of Carson, et al., Central District of California Case No. CV08-07065 PA.
November 1, 2009 -- Partner June Ailin scored a significant land use victory for the City of Bellflower when the Second District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court judgment on October 19, 2009.
In an unpublished opinion in the case of Triumph Transport, Inc. v. City of Bellflower, 2nd Civil Case No. B209586, the Court of Appeal concluded a moratorium on trucking yards in the city’s light industrial zone was applicable to a trucking use for which a business license and zoning clearance were sought several weeks before the moratorium went into effect.
November 30, 2008 -- Attorneys Glen Tucker and Pam Lee defend City of Inglewood
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the City of Inglewood’s termination of a police officer who claimed to have improper notice of an interrogation hearing. The interrogation confirmed that the officer, Richard Correa, had on-duty sex with a prostitute. The case is Correa v. City of Inglewood, et al. (2008) 2nd Appellate District, Division One, Case No. B204205.
July 21, 2008 -- In a ruling that affects how the City of Carson may administer its rent control ordinance throughout the entire City, the Second District of the California Court of Appeal has agreed that Carson can determine fair rents by “averaging” the amounts that can be calculated from various formulas under the City’s rent control ordinance.
December 2, 2007 -- California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit victory
Aleshire & Wynder attorneys Anthony Taylor and Pam Lee prevailed on behalf of the City of Carson and the Carson Redevelopment Agency in this lawsuit entitled Carson Coalition For Healthy Families v. City of Carson, et al. both before the trial court in August of 2006 and (more recently) before the Court of Appeal in November, 2007.
December 1, 2007 -- Unanimous Verdict Returned in Valuation Trial
Partner Sunny K. Soltani received a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency in December 2007 in an eminent domain action which involved a contaminated property with abandoned oil wells