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    Re: Another Mold Settlement

    Posted by ff on 11/20/07

    Mike B.:

    The rest of the story could be...?

    ...the litigants, now overweight, intoxicated, and homeless,
    are suing to regain possession of the truck, clothes, and
    jewelry purchased with proceeds from the settlement. A
    major convenience store chain is also being sued for
    accepting purchases from them, with cash also obtained in
    the settlement, as well as a local business, "Custom Body
    and Paint". The auto customizing facilitiy allegedly
    mispelled the first name of one of the litigants, when it
    was painted onto the now repo'd vehicle. The previous
    landlord declined comment, stating that the litigants were
    threatening discrimination suits if he did not allow them to
    move back into the apartment, employ then to make necessary
    repairs, and compensate with cash only.

    Or -

    ...the litigants' state of health has continued to decline,
    while at the same time, the previous landlord has leased the
    contaminated property to more families, claiming that the
    CDC, US Chamber of Commerce, ACOEM, and other credible
    entities stand behind him in his accepted view that mold is


    On 11/19/07, Mike B. wrote:
    > What are ya'll doing wrong with your litigation?
    > Apartment Mold
    > Oakland, CA: (Nov-18-07) Twelve immigrant families who
    > lived in a dilapidated, unheated, mold and cockroach
    > infested apartment, brought charges against their
    > Roosevelt Owyang, accusing him of not providing a
    > dwelling at the complex. The suit also alleged breach of
    > contract. The former tenants stated that rain water leaked
    > into their apartments from windows and ceilings so the
    > apartments were constantly damp and mold was thick.
    > Cockroaches were everywhere, and stairway railings and
    > floorboards were often broken. Several plaintiffs claimed
    > that they developed asthma along with the 39 former and
    > current residents who are party to the suit. Several
    > claimed that they suffered from chronic sinusitis and
    > respiratory problems as a result of staying at the
    > apartment. The complaint was filed in state Superior Court
    > in Alameda County. As part of a settlement reached, the
    > twelve immigrant families received a $1.3 million payout,
    > resolving the lawsuit. [INSIDE BAY AREA: APARTMENT MOLD]

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