Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners Receive Record Cash Settlement in Alleged Wrongful Eviction Case

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Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. achieves substantial cash settlement in landlord-tenant dispute involving a client who was allegedly wrongfully evicted.

Attorney Steven Adair MacDonald

In San Francisco, with its strict rent and eviction control, many owners are frustrated by below-market rents; however, they can only evict for ‘just cause.

Attorney Steven Adair MacDonald, founder of Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C., recently announced his firm achieved a record cash settlement of almost $800,000 from a property owner and her property manager for a client who was allegedly wrongfully evicted. “In San Francisco, with its strict rent and eviction control, many owners are frustrated by below-market rents; however, they can only evict for ‘just cause,’” said MacDonald. “Some of the reasons available are the tenants’ misbehavior (‘fault’ based). Others include the landlord’s need, for example, to move in (‘no fault’).”

According to court documents, the landlord in this case allegedly had no solid evidence to evict MacDonald’s client, but refused to stop the eviction. After two years in litigation and nine days in court, a record-breaking settlement of almost $800,000 was reached by partner Jethro Busch and associate Olivia Dopler without a jury verdict.

About Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C.
The MacDonald firm represents both landlords and tenants in all forms of litigation in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, and employs a team of aggressive landlord-tenant experts. The firm handles cases involving evictions, rent-control disputes, habitability issues, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, short-term-rental issues and more. For more information or a free consultation, please call (415) 956-6488, or visit http://www.samlaw.net. The law office is located at 870 Market Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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