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SC Mfr'd. Homes, Inc. v. Canyon View Estates, Inc., B182088

Denial of attorney fees and costs, after plaintiff dealer of mobilehomes dismissed most defendants in case involving suit against defendant dealers and others alleging a kickback scheme, is affirmed as defendants are not entitled to attorney fees and costs under Civil Code section 789.85 because this case did not arise out of the Mobilehome Residency Law and did not involve the application of MRL provisions in specific factual contexts addressed by the MRL.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/27/2006
  • Published 10/27/2006

Judges

  • ALDRICH, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Office of Anthony C. Rodriguez and Anthony C. Rodriguez, Oakland, for Charles Goldman, the Goldman Family No. III(G) LLC and Cal-Am Properties, Inc., Defendants and Appellants., Norminton & Wiita, Thomas M. Norminton and Kathleen Dority Fuster, Beverly Hills, for Canyon View Sales, Inc., Mark Seidenglanz, Canyon View Estates, Inc. and Kerry T. Seidenglanz, Defendants and Appellants., Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Carlton A. Varner and Anik Banerjee, Los Angeles, for Continental Mobile Housing, LTD., R & B Communities, Howard C. Brigham, and Myron M. Reichert, Defendants and Appellants., Klinedinst PC, John D. Klinedinst and Frederick M. Heiser, Los Angeles, for Champion Home Builders and Western Homes Corporation, Defendants and Appellants., Propocopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Richard A. Heller and Mary V.J. Cataldo, Carlsbad, for LINC Housing Corporation, Defendant and Appellant., Greenwald, Pauly, Foster & Miller, Andrew S. Pauly and Maryann R. Marzano, Santa Monica, for Casa Blanca Homes, Inc., Defendant and Appellant., Alston, Alston & Diebold, Elaine B. Alston and Vivienne J. Alston, for Polynesian Mobile Home Park LLC, George Kahabka, Emanuel Treitel, and Sierra Heights Co., LLC, Defendants and Appellants., Stapke & Harris, Mark R. Stapke, Los Angeles, and Sandra J. Gamboa, for Alexander Keith and Canyon Country Mobile Home Park, LLC, Defendants and Appellants., Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward, Bianchi and Thomas J. Ward, Lancaster, for Arena Mobile and Manufactured Housing Inc., Janice M. Romain and Kent Romain, Defendants and Appellants., Freedman & Taitelman, and Michael A. Taitelman, Los Angeles, for The Richard B. Francis LLC, Francis Property Management, Inc., Richard B. Francis, Russell Francis, Cordova Associates, LTD., John R. Francis, Charles Hostmyer, Pat Hostmyer and Greenbriar Associates, LTD., Defendants and Appellants., Law Office of William R. Ramsey and William R. Ramsey, Valencia, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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