Tenants With NO HEAT: Possible $106,000 Damages to Tenants

February 12, 2011

COURTESY: Concord Monitor No heat; $100,000 in bank Landlord: I didn’t pay on ‘principle’ By Maddie Hanna / Monitor staff September 2, 2010 While her tenants went without heat in the fall of 2008, the owner of the Vegas Block had $100,000 in a bank account. But instead of paying Concord Steam $4,000 to resume the service […]

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Calvert Properties to pay $250,000 to settle Tenant Harassment Lawsuite

February 4, 2011

COURTESY: Department of Justice   Justice Department Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Richmond, Missouri, Landlord WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that Calvert Properties Inc. has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that its former president, Harold Calvert, of Richmond, Mo., sexually harassed female tenants in violation of the Fair Housing […]

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Landlord to Pay $400,000 Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

January 29, 2011

COURTESY: Justice Department   WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that a Hastings, Minn., landlord has agreed to pay$400,000 to settle allegations that he sexually harassed female tenants.The landlord, Ronald Bathrick, owned and managed rental properties in Hastings and St. Paul.   The JusticeDepartment alleged that Bathrick subjected female tenants to severe and unwelcome […]

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Santa Monica Landlord Pays $120,000 In Tenant Harassment Lawsuit

January 16, 2011

COURTESY: City of Santa Monica December 1, 2010 Cheryl Kautzky, the former owner of a four-unit Santa Monica rental property, has agreed to pay a total of $120,000 to a former tenant and the City of Santa Monica. The tenant, Edward Vincent, and the City had each sued Kautzky and her daughter, Deborah Kautzky, for […]

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Turning Up Heat on Slumlords

January 8, 2011

COURTESY: Los Angeles Times August 24, 2003|Jocelyn Y. Stewart | Times Staff Writer L.A. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo says owners of substandard property will pay a price. Critics say some landlords are wrongly prosecuted. For years, housing advocates have complained that the Los Angeles city attorney’s office was being too soft on slumlords, too hesitant to prosecute […]

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Harassed at Home — by Your Landlord

January 2, 2011

For four years Mary lived in fear of her landlord, describing herself as a prisoner in her own home. She went out of her way to avoid him, turning off the lights and TV in her apartment and pretending not to be home every time her doorbell rang, fearing it was him. At first, she […]

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Feds Accuse Bakersfield Landlord of Sex Harassment

December 29, 2010

Ther sort of story is all too common.  If your landlord is making unwanted advances toward you, it may be time to contact Tenant’s Rights Lawyer Vincent W. Davis. Here’s the Story: Courtesy: The Associated Press BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The federal government is accusing a Bakersfield landlord of sexually harassing her female tenants and retaliating against those […]

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