Trial in Levin v. San Francisco

October 06, 2014 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

PLF Principal Attorney Dave Breemer and I appeared before Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco this morning at the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.  Today was the bench trial on our facial claims challenging the City of San Francisco’s tenant relocation ordinance.  As reported, the law essentially holds San Francisco landlords hostage by conditioning their right to exit the rental business on their paying extortionate sums of money to their tenants.  Our clients, Daniel and Maria Levin, face a $118,000 liability just to take back the bottom portion of their house for use by their family and friends.  Several reporters attended the hearing and our press conference in front of the courthouse afterwards, clips of which you can watch above or on PLF’s YouTube channel.


The Judge ordered additional briefing in the case which will be filed next week, after which we expect a ruling.