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    Re: Another Mold Settlement

    Posted by Mike B. on 11/20/07

    What's the matter, ff? Jealous that somebody has succeeded
    where you have failed?

    On 11/20/07, ff wrote:
    > 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
    > harmless.
    > ff
    > 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
    > landlord,
    >> Roosevelt Owyang, accusing him of not providing a
    > habitable
    >> 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
    > others
    >> claimed that they suffered from chronic sinusitis and
    > upper-
    >> 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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