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Apartment Association of Los Angeles County, Inc. v. LA County, B204334

In an action challenging a city ordinance expanding the coverage of rent controlled buildings in LA, trial court's judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where the city ordinance promulgated pursuant to Gov't Code section 7060.2 (d), requiring newly constructed units replacing previously rent controlled units to also be subject to rent control laws, was not barred or preempted by the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which generally exempts newly constructed residential units from rent control.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/17/2009
  • Published 04/17/2009

Judges

  • KITCHING, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • California Apartment Law Information Foundation, Trevor A. Grimm, Los Angeles, and Craig Mordoh, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Clare Pastore for Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Coalition, Los Angeles, for Economic Survival, Inner City Law Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Public Counsel, Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Tenderloin Housing Clinic as Amici Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Claudia McGee Henry, Assistant City Attorney and Gerald M. Sato, Deputy City Attorney, for Defendant and Respondent.
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