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San Jose Jury Awards $111 Million to 61 Homeowners


The Verdict is the National Law Journal’s Number 17 Verdict in the U.S.A. and Number 6 in California.

Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin, LLP, of San Diego, congratulates its partners Jim Allen and David Semelsberger on their selection to the Top 100 Verdicts of 2014, for the $111 million jury verdict achieved in Andrade, et al. v. MHC Operating Limited Partnership aka Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS). The 61 San Jose homeowners testified about the deplorable conditions at the California Hawaiian mobilehome park over nine years, including repeated water and electrical outages, an unsafe electrical system, sewage spills and backups, poor or non-existent common area lighting, crime and homeless living in the common areas. Plaintiffs proved defendants did not substantially provide and maintain the premises in good working order and condition as required under California law. The verdict is the National Law Journal’s Number 17 Verdict in the United States, and Number 6 in California.

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