Class Actions and Multi-Plaintiff Results

$1.2 million dollars Confidential Settlement (multi-plaintiff action)

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented tenants who were subjected to substandard living conditions. This case settled for $800,000. (Aburto v. Wong, San Francisco County Superior Court).

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas were part of the trial team formed to represent a group of more than 20 tenants who were subjected to substandard living conditions and wrongfully evicted from their homes. This case settled for more than $700,000.

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented six tenants in four rental units who were subjected to substandard living conditions and wrongfully evicted from their homes. This case settled for $700,000. (Gamez-Garcia v. Rosen, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG05-215454; Lopez v. Rosen, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG05-233767).

$585,000 - Settlement for low-wage workers who were not paid for all hours worked.

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented 29 individuals living in 15 units at a mobile home park alleging that the families and their children were subjected to a hostile living environment based on their race/national origin and familial status, due to unlawful verbal and other conduct by the landlord's resident managers. This case settled for $520,000. Ceja v. Zeitz, Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. MSC05-01097.

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented a tenant who was being evicted from her home. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the tenant finding that the landlord was discriminating based on race (among other things). Afterwards, an affirmative lawsuit on behalf of six of the units at the building, alleging racial discrimination, resulted in a settlement of $450,000.

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented three employees in a lawsuit alleging that their former employer failed to pay them all of their earned wages and overtime premiums. This case settled for $100,000. Morales v. Lin Empire Buffet, Inc. , Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. MSC06-02344.

Attorneys at Sundeen & Salinas represented 17 individuals living in 12 rental units who were subjected to substandard living conditions during the four-month replacement of the roofing at their complex. This case settled for approximately $250,000. (Shumavon v. Rush, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG06-277871).

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