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CA Supreme Court To Determine Whether Hearing Officers Have Authority to Rule on Pitchess Motions in Administrative Hearings

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.

Carson’s Victory in Effort to Enforce Sales Tax Sharing Agreement Affirmed on Appeal

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.

Aleshire & Wynder’s Rent Control & Mobilehome Park Law Team Assist the County of Santa Cruz in Winning on Appeal

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.

A&W Lawyers Win Another Important 9th Circuit Rent Control Appeal

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.

A&W Attorneys Secure Judgment Against Boarding House Operator

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:

Another Landmark Opinion Upholding Local Rent Control

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.

A&W Attorneys Defeat Claim by Disappointed Developer

Aleshire & Wynder attorneys June Ailin and Lona Laymon averted a $1.1 million judgment against the San Fernando Redevelopment Agency by establishing that a developer was not entitled to damages related to unsuccessful negotiation of a disposition and development agreement. Wilshire Ventures Corp., et al. v. San Fernando Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC410145.


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