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In a recent landlord tenant matter filed in Alameda County Superior Court, where the plaintiff claimed rodent infestation, a stomach virus due to exposure to rodents in her unit, lack of heating, flooding, and retaliatory eviction, and where the plaintiff demanded $75,000 to settle the case, at the mediation of the case, Mr. Ford negotiated a settlement of $15,000 on behalf of his housing authority client. (May 2017)
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In a landlord tenant case against one of Mr. Ford’s housing authority clients venued in Alameda County, where the plaintiff claimed personal injuries from mold exposure, breach of the lease agreement, retaliatory eviction, and claims of habitability defects, including multiple floods from broken pipes and rodent infestation, and where the plaintiff claimed punitive damages, $100,000 in general damages, $50,000 in special damages, and attorneys’ fees, Mr. Ford was able to settle the matter for $25,000. (March 2017)
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In a personal injury case filed in Alameda County Superior Court against Mr. Ford’s housing authority client, where the plaintiff suffered a severe shoulder injury as a result of an alleged defect in her backyard, and where the plaintiff demanded $300,000 in general damages, $60,000 in special damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, Mr. Ford was able to obtain a dismissal, with prejudice, of the case due to substantial inconsistencies in plaintiff’s responses to discovery and deposition testimony, and testimony from plaintiff’s treating doctor where he affirmed the contents of his medical report that indicated that the cause of plaintiff’s fall was a result of something completely different than what she alleged in her pleadings and during the discovery of the case. (February 2017)

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Mr. Ford filed numerous unlawful detainer cases, including rent and cause cases, in Sacramento and San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of his low-income housing clients and obtained favorable results in every case, including negotiating voluntary move-out agreements, saving his clients the time and expense of trial.  (September 2016 through May 2017)​​​​​​​ 

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In a recent landlord tenant matter filed in Alameda County Superior Court, where the plaintiff claimed rodent infestation, a stomach virus due to exposure to rodents in her unit, lack of heating, flooding, and retaliatory eviction, and where the plaintiff demanded $75,000 to settle the case, at the mediation of the case, Mr. Ford negotiated a settlement of $15,000 on behalf of his housing authority client. (May 2017)
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In a landlord tenant case against one of Mr. Ford’s housing authority clients venued in Alameda County, where the plaintiff claimed personal injuries from mold exposure, breach of the lease agreement, retaliatory eviction, and claims of habitability defects, including multiple floods from broken pipes and rodent infestation, and where the plaintiff claimed punitive damages, $100,000 in general damages, $50,000 in special damages, and attorneys’ fees, Mr. Ford was able to settle the matter for $25,000. (March 2017)
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In a personal injury case filed in Alameda County Superior Court against Mr. Ford’s housing authority client, where the plaintiff suffered a severe shoulder injury as a result of an alleged defect in her backyard, and where the plaintiff demanded $300,000 in general damages, $60,000 in special damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, Mr. Ford was able to obtain a dismissal, with prejudice, of the case due to substantial inconsistencies in plaintiff’s responses to discovery and deposition testimony, and testimony from plaintiff’s treating doctor where he affirmed the contents of his medical report that indicated that the cause of plaintiff’s fall was a result of something completely different than what she alleged in her pleadings and during the discovery of the case. (February 2017)
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Mr. Ford filed numerous unlawful detainer cases, including rent and cause cases, in Sacramento and San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of his low-income housing clients and obtained favorable results in every case, including negotiating voluntary move-out agreements, saving his clients the time and expense of trial.  (September 2016 through May 2017)

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​In a court trial in Alameda County Superior Court, Mr. Ford obtained a defense judgment in favor of his housing authority client in a personal injury case where the plaintiff claimed that he fell down a flight of stairs and suffered significant and multiple injuries as a result of construction debris left on the staircase landing. After the defense rested, the court ruled that plaintiff failed to prove that the premises was in a dangerous condition at the time of the accident, that defendant had notice of the dangerous condition, or that the condition of the property was a substantial factor in causing his injuries under Government Code section 835. (June 2016)

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​In a breach of contract action on behalf of Mr. Ford’s business client who provides environmental regulatory permitting and related services to the private sector and public agencies for projects that unavoidably impact natural resources protected by federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, Mr. Ford obtained a money judgment on behalf of his client in the amount of $465,000.  (April 2016)
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Mr. Ford defended a case on behalf of his housing authority client in Alameda County Superior Court.  In this personal injury action the plaintiff claimed $20,000 in special damages and demanded $50,000 in total damages.  Emphasizing discrepancy in testimony, evidence favorable to his client, lack of constructive notice under Gov. Code section 835.2, and the potential reduction of special damages due to the collateral source payment rule under Gov. Code section 985, Mr. Ford was able to settle the case for $15,000.
(March 2016)
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Mr. Ford handled a case on behalf of a landlord in San Francisco Superior Court.  Our client, the Plaintiff landlord, claimed that 16 tenants (defendants) in his former apartment building owed him a refund of relocation payments, which were paid to the defendants pursuant to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance’s requirements for an Ellis Act eviction, because the eviction was cancelled and the defendants were not forced to move from the property.  Mr. Ford was able to settle the case and obtained $43,100.00 for our client, which amounted to the majority of the damages claimed by our client in its complaint. (June 2015)
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In a jury trial in Ventura County Superior Court, Mr. Ford obtained an order on behalf of our housing authority client granting our client’s motion in limine to exclude all evidence offered by Plaintiff in support of his claim that he suffered personal injury damages, including heart and lung damage, as a result of pest control fumigation of his apartment.  The court entered judgment in favor of the housing authority. (May 2015)
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After serving a 60-day notice of termination of tenancy on behalf of his private entity property management company against tenants who had violated several provisions of their lease agreement, without having to file an unlawful detainer complaint, Mr. Ford was able to negotiate a settlement agreement whereby the tenants agreed to move out of the premises and released Mr. Ford’s client of all liability associated with their tenancy. (March 2015)

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Mr. Ford obtained a voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, on behalf of our housing authority client in a personal injury action filed in Merced County Superior Court.  Plaintiff claimed that our client was negligent in maintaining the grounds of the apartment creating a dangerous condition, which Plaintiff claimed caused him severe injuries.  Plaintiff, a minor, claimed over $400,000 in special damages.  Within one month of our firm receiving the case, Mr. Ford filed a demurrer to Plaintiff’s complaint and after receiving the demurrer, Plaintiff dismissed the case against the housing authority for a waiver of costs. (December 2014)
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