Google lawyer Jack Halprin. The guy behind the evictions at 812 Guerrero? Him. We mentioned the April protest outside his seven-unit Guerrero spot.
And that a wrongful eviction lawsuit was filed against Halprin, in response to the heave-ho Ellis Act notices he gave tenants in February of this year.
Over at Valleywag, we found a copy of different lawsuit — a brisk read, date-stamped June, railing against Halprin and Daniel Ortiz and a biz entity called DOES 1-20 — that was entered by Guerrero tenants/plaintiffs Claudia Tirado, Alex Barros, Matthew Evan Wolkenstein, Christopher Sideris, and Rebecca Bauknight.
The lawsuit cites repair neglect and mold and excessive car towing and entering tenant homes without proper notice and installing a camera outside Bauknight’s door after the pro-tenant rally in April. Plus more examples described as “interference, interruption, deprivation and disturbance.”
That VW story also reports that Halprin (a defendant, keep up) refused to be served with said lawsuit.
There’s an image of the legal papers on the sidewalk…one of the plaintiffs told Valleywag:
“The process server, in front of witnesses, threw the papers down at Halprin’s feet and walked away. A half hour later, as I was walking to work, I saw the papers were still there and took that picture.”