December 4, 2018

Failure to accommodate a person with a disability—from emotional support animals, to growing marijuana, and everything in between—violates fair housing and anti-discrimination laws.

April 27, 2018

Approximately 15.2 million Californians speak a language other than English as home. And the other Californians don’t speak English well (that’s a joke). The California Translation Act, codified at Civil Code § 1632 governs transactions affected in the five most common...

September 1, 2017

In response to an eviction action, many tenants raise a defense claiming that the landlord has breached the warranty to provide a habitable premises. ​ Most of the time, there has been no breach of the warranty of habitability that would entitle the tenant to a rent re...

July 1, 2017

A: A “marijuana card” only permits the holder to possess a certain amount of marijuana. It does not confer any additional rights on a tenant. In San Francisco, smoking is defined by the Health Code as “inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted smoking equipme...

September 1, 2016

Have you been to a restaurant lately and seen a patron sitting in the booth next to you with a dog? It is becoming more and more common to see animals in places that typically prohibit them. This is because there are local, state, and federal laws enabling persons with...

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