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San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected San Francisco’s attempt to scuttle a major Pacific Legal Foundation court victory for the city’s landlords. At issue was PLF’s federal district court victory in 2014 over the city’s since-repealed Tenant Relocation Ordinance, a confiscatory law that barred landlords from removing their units from the rental […]

Airbnb, Inc. v. City of San Francisco

Airbnb, Inc. v. City of San Francisco

By Jennifer Felten  Airbnb, Inc. runs an online platform where people can list properties for short term rentals.  Airbnb, Inc. filed lawsuit in the U.S. District court for the Northern District of California on last month seeking to enjoin the recently enacted amendments to the city’s so called “Airbnb law” claiming the law is a […]

Warriors face fight over move to San Francisco

Warriors face fight over move to San Francisco

By Chris Reed . The record-setting Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions, have become one of the most beloved sports teams in recent California history. San Francisco politicians have embraced the team’s planned move from Oakland to San Francisco’s Mission Bay area, especially because the team’s wealthy owners are willing to pay for 97 percent […]

Kathryn Steinle family files claims against San Francisco over her death by illegal immigrant

Kathryn Steinle family files claims against San Francisco over her death by illegal immigrant

The parents of a woman who was fatally shot on a San Francisco pier this summer by an illegal immigrant filed legal claims Tuesday against city and federal officials saying that their negligence contributed to her death. The family of Kathryn Steinle claims that action taken by San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, order who ordered […]

City extorting couple for $117,000 to relocate their only tenant

City extorting couple for $117,000 to relocate their only tenant

PLF challenges landlord extortion: The City by the Bay has been Daniel and Maria Levin’s home for decades.  They’ve worked hard in their small business for 20 years and saved to enjoy a life of retirement.  But a new San Francisco ordinance requires the Levins and other rental property owners to fork over vast sums […]