Commercial · Real Estate

In Trial: Bridge Motel Owners Litigate Property/Defamation Disputes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Judge Andrew Cheng is wrapping up a jury trial between two brothers and a third individual who co-own the Bridge Motel, dimly viewed SRO housing over retail space on Lombard St. The adjacent parcel is also involved in the suit.

The original action was a partition action against the brothers, but cross-complainant’s trial brief indicates a settlement was reached to sell the property or properties. Left for a jury was a defamation action arising from a email-letter written by the plaintiff.

Court records indicate the jury reached a verdict on the defamation claim in favor of the brothers, and even found punitive damages warranted. Amounts are not yet posted. A settlement conference is scheduled for the 20th.

This blog reports on cases filed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. The statements made are based on the allegations in court-filed documents. Allegations are just accusations, and may or may not be true.
The authors of the blog are attorneys at the San Francisco litigation firm, Wood Robbins, LLP. If you have a legal issue, send them an email. If they cannot help you, they will try and point you in the right direction.
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