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Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP Successfully Defend Habitability Suit

Plaintiff sued her landlord (defended by Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP) for an alleged breach of the warranty of habitability, including causes of action for breach of contract, negligence, premises liability, nuisance, violation of the Unruh Act, and elder abuse in violation of the Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. Following a successful demurrer and motion to strike, plaintiff withdrew her claims for violation of the Unruh Act and elder abuse. Plaintiff demanded $853,800.00 and submitted an offer to compromise for $815,800.00. The matter proceeded to trial before the Honorable Patricia M. Schnegg (Ret.). On the second day of trial following opening arguments and the cross-examination of plaintiff's key witness by Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP associate Michael Lebow, plaintiff dismissed the entire case with prejudice. Plaintiff obtained no recovery and the landlord is entitled to costs in defense of the action.