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Tenants With Disabilities Protected After City Wins Housing Discrimination Case

Injunctions Were Made Against Brida LLC and its Managing Agent

By Zach Armstrong

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge signed a stipulated judgment and injunctions against two defendants landlords in a housing discrimination case brought by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office pertaining to a family member with disabilities.

The injunction safeguards future tenants with disabilities from discrimination and harassment, according to a post by the city of Santa Monica.

In City v. Brida LLC et al, the injunctions were made against Brida LLC and its managing agent Kathy Golshani. The firm allegedly refused to give parking and medical equipment accommodations to a family with a disabled daughter. This was followed by alleged harassment such as blocking parked cars.

The court granted the City’s requests for seven injunctions, one of which prohibits the landlord from controlling the unit or coming within 50 feet of the apartment building. The Defendants’ insurance company paid the family $1 million in the family’s discrimination case. The family was represented by John Taylor and Natalie Weatherford of Taylor & Ring, LLP.

The Defendants are also required to follow the City’s Tenant Harassment Ordinance and Anti-Housing Discrimination Ordinance, establish a City-approved policy for addressing tenant requests for disability accommodations, attend a fair housing training annually for five years and pay $45,000 to the City.

The family has moved out voluntarily, and the previous injunctions have been dissolved.

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