ADAN JESUS RUIZ, ET AL. VS WILMINGTON ARMS HOUSING, LP

Case No.: 18STCV05180    

[TENTATIVE] RULING:

The court GRANTS the motion for judgment on the pleadings as to the first cause of action with 20 days’ leave to amend. The motion is otherwise DENIED.

Defendant is instructed to give notice.

Background

This habitability action arises in connection with the apartment building located at 700 W. Laurel St., Compton, CA 90220 (the “Subject Property”). Plaintiffs Adan Jesus Ruiz (“Adan Ruiz”) and Angelina Tafolla Vega (“Vega”) and minor Plaintiffs Javier Manuel Ruiz (“Javier Ruiz”), Valerie Reina Ruiz (“Valerie Ruiz”), and Angelina Aileen Ruiz (“Angelina Ruiz”) (collectively “Plaintiffs”) allege they are now or have previously been tenants of the Subject Property. Compl. ¶ 2. Defendant Wilmington Arms Housing, LP (“Wilmington” or “Defendant”) is allegedly the owner and manager of the Subject Property. Compl. ¶ 1.

According to Plaintiffs, Defendants failed to maintain the Subject Property in a ha........