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Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

Another Tower in S.F. Sees Premature Deterioration, Files Suit

While not nearly as serious as the lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower, a lawsuit seeking damages for the “premature and unreasonable deterioration” of the 55-story tower at 425 1st Street known as One Rincon Hill has been filed by the homeowners association in San Francisco’s Superior Court.... Read More »

Airbnb Settles with San Francisco, Law Limiting Listings to Take Effect

Airbnb and HomeAway have agreed to dismiss their legal challenge of San Francisco’s new short-term rental law which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on their sites and to provide a mechanism for easily verifying said registrations. The requirements... Read More »

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

With the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) having already been named as a defendant in three lawsuits related to the sinking of Millennium Tower, the TJPA has engaged Jones Day to provide litigation support. The TJPA’s engagement with Jones Day is for an initial five-year term with an option... Read More »

The Devilish Details behind the Academy of Art’s $60 Million Deal

The Devilish Details behind the Academy of Art’s $60 Million Deal

The Academy of Art University has tentatively agreed to the terms of a “$60 million settlement” with the City of San Francisco to resolve allegations that the institution has systematically schemed to violate state and local laws in its acquisition and use of real estate holdings in San Francisco... Read More »

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

While the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is in charge of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, has already been named as a defendant in two lawsuits related to the sinking of the adjacent Millennium Tower, lawsuits which could further delay the delivery of train service to the... Read More »

SF Suing Developer of Sinking Tower

SF Suing Developer of Sinking Tower

The San Francisco City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has filed suit against Millennium Partners, alleging that the development team knew, and didn’t adequately disclose, that the 58-story Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street was sinking further and faster than expected prior to opening its sales office. According to an investigation... Read More »

Settlement Reached in Monster Mission Land Dispute

Settlement Reached in Monster Mission Land Dispute

A settlement has been reached in the the legal battle between the family that still holds title to the 1979 Mission Street site and the development team behind the proposed 331-unit project to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, the so-called... Read More »

Epic Battle Heating up over the Monster in the Mission

Epic Battle Heating up over the Monster in the Mission

A public hearing to review and collect comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 331-unit development to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, the so-called “Monster in the Mission,” has been scheduled for June 9. But the legal... Read More »

Timeline for Resolving Warriors Arena Lawsuit to Be Challenged

Timeline for Resolving Warriors Arena Lawsuit to Be Challenged

Having been certified as an Environmental Leadership Development Project by Governor Brown, Assembly Bill (AB) 900 requires that the CEQA-based challenge of the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena be resolved within 270 days of its certification which occurred on December 14, 2015. But AB 900 also outlines... Read More »