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People v. Bhakta, B190437

In an action involving claims of prostitution nuisance at a motel, a judgment permanently enjoining defendants from facilitating or encouraging prostitution, or providing a place where prostitution can occur on the premises pursuant to the "Red Light Abatement Law" and unfair competition law, as well as an award of fees and costs to the government, are affirmed where: 1) the trial court did not err in proceeding with a bench trial, as defendants were not entitled to a jury trial; and 2) the court properly exercised its discretion in awarding attorney fees and costs.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/06/2008
  • Published 05/06/2008


  • FLIER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Frank A. Weiser, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Appellants., Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Asha Greenberg, Assistant City Attorney, Katharine Schonbachler, Deputy City Attorney, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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