I. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
We begin with the facts, as alleged by respondents in their complaint.
Victor Wu is the owner of a four-unit apartment building at 369-375 7th Avenue in San Francisco. The building is managed by Victor Wu and his brother, Lawrence Wu. The property is allegedly subject to provisions of the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance (Rent Ordinance).
Appellants and respondents were tenants in the building, living in apartments across the hall from each other. Appellants McCubbin and Merck occupied 373 7th Avenue. Respondents Cheryl Wallace and John Owen moved into 375 7th Avenue in January 2004.
Around the time Wallace and Owen signed their lease in late 2003, Wallace obtained a dog named Nemo ―under the prescription of her psychiatrist.‖ Nemo is a ―mixed breed dog certified trained by the San Francisco SPCA.‖
Judge(s): Henry E. Needham, Jr.
Jurisdiction: California Court of Appeals, First District
Related Categories: Civil Procedure , Communications , Constitutional Law , Property , Torts
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Court of Appeals Judge(s)|
|Henry Needham, Jr.|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|James Kraus||Zacks & Utrecht PC|
|Paul Utrecht||Zacks & Utrecht PC|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|David Rouda||The Rouda Law Firm|