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    Re: Another Mold Settlement

    Posted by ff on 11/27/07

    Mike B.:

    Here, I'll help you to get started.

    Assuming the description of the referenced property was
    accurate, hypothetically, how would you as a landlord, have
    handled the situation?


    > On 11/20/07, ff wrote:
    >> Mike B.:
    >> The rest of the story could be...?
    >> ...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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