Articles Recently Tagged: Lawsuits

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Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

While the original terms of the Academy of Art University’s nearly $60 million settlement with the City of San Francisco – to resolve allegations that the institution had systematically schemed to violate state and local laws in its acquisition and use of real estate holdings in San Francisco over... Read More »

Scofflaw Developer Settles for $1.2 Million

Scofflaw Developer Settles for $1.2 Million

Having been accused of routinely engaging in the under-permitted renovation and expansion of residential properties throughout San Francisco, Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer, has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle with the City. In addition to the cash settlement, Gujral has been required “to bring all... Read More »

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal of the approved, but hotly contested, plans for a temporary Navigation Center to be constructed on the Port’s current parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, across from Piers 30-32, at the end of last month, a group... Read More »

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Speaking of lawsuits, while Planning has approved Build Inc’s plans for its massive India Basin development, a development which could yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, the owner... Read More »

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

As expected, a couple of lawsuits challenging San Francisco’s recently approved Central SoMa Plan have just been filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court and more could soon follow. The first two suits, one of which was filed by the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Consortium (Todco) and another by a local... Read More »

City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 1999, Caroline Novak appears to have fraudulently purchased a below market rate (BMR) condo at 300 Beale Street, having failed to disclose that she already co-owned property in San Mateo which would have disqualified her from participating in San Francisco’s BMR program. Having paid $178,500 for the... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have upheld Planning’s certification of the City’s framework to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, it has yet to formally adopt said Plan, the vote for which was anticipated to occur last month. If adopted by the Board,... Read More »

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

On the heels of the grand opening celebration for San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center two weeks ago, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is about to seek board approval to increase their legal budget related to the litigation of who’s responsible for causing the adjacent Millennium Tower’s excess... Read More »