We defend landlords and property management companies in all manner of lawsuits arising from the ownership or management of real property including, but not limited to, claims for breach of the implied warranty of habitability, claims for breach of the implied covenant of quiet enjoyment, and claims for alleged discrimination or retaliation. We provide the full spectrum of litigation services. We have the expertise needed to successfully resolve your case and are committed to delivering high quality and cost-effective services. We provide support throughout the litigation process, from the inception of the case through trial. We work closely with our clients at every stage of the litigation process, providing regular status reports, risk and exposure assessments, and legal and resolution strategies. In partnership with our clients, we map out objectives and then develop appropriate and cost-effective strategies to achieve those objectives. Keeping in mind the end result ensures that we take the right steps along the way. Our litigation team routinely obtains excellent results for its clients. In defending cases, our attorneys have successfully staved off litigation, obtained numerous dismissals and negotiated nuisance value settlements. In asserting our client’s claims, our attorneys have obtained multi-million dollar court awards and settlements.When a lawsuit is filed, many of California’s most well known landlords and property management companies rely on us to defend their rights in court.
Fair Housing Claims
We defend our clients against tenant complaints filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or in state or federal court alleging discrimination, harassment or retaliation. These types of claims require a specialized knowledge regarding applicable law, the landlord-tenant relationship, in-depth research and analysis of the facts of the case including multiple interviews, and excellent legal skills.
Class Action Defense
We have a tremendous amount of experience in complex class action work. Class actions can involve novel issues, operational issues, issues pertaining to widely used contract clauses or operations policies, consumer fraud, and employment law, especially issues related to wage and hour law compliance. Our litigation team has experience in all of these areas.
In many cases, our clients have insurance to cover claims filed against them. In such case, we will work with the insurance company for approval to handle the case on your behalf and comply with insurance company billing guidelines.