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East Palo Alto Renters Get Favorable Ruling

Publication Date: 
May 25, 2009
Inside Bay
Jessica Bernstein-Wax

Teaching Fellow and supervising attorney at the Community Law Clinic Jessica K. Steinberg is quoted by Inside Bay in an article about a "favorable ruling" in the lawsuit against Page Mills Properties:

Hearing Examiner Peter Labrador mailed the document earlier this month to the Stanford Community Law Clinic, which is representing the tenants, and Woodland Park Management, part of Palo-Alto based Page Mill Properties.

No examiner or judge has ruled on the individual cases, and Page Mill officials said they would appeal Labrador's decision.

Nonetheless, Jessica Steinberg, a supervising attorney with the Stanford clinic who worked with law students on the case, called the ruling "a significant victory."

"For me, it was an unambiguous declaration that the rent increases are unlawful," Steinberg said Tuesday. "He ruled for our clients on every point."