BENNIE BENTON III VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Case No.: BC723569    

Plaintiff alleges that his property was qualified by the County of Los Angeles to receive a $75,000 subsidy per unit to build accessory dwelling units (“ADU”) to be rented to eligible Section 8 or homeless tenants. After Plaintiff undertook costly and time-consuming measure to finish the qualification process, and final submission to the County, Plaintiff received notification from the County that the property did not qualify because a portion of the property lies within the City of Los Angeles limits.

On October 13, 2020, the Court granted Defendant County of Los Angeles’ motion for summary judgment. Pursuant to CCP § 1038, Defendant moves for defense fees in the amount of $28,884.00 and costs in the amount of $2,038.10.

TENTATIVE RULING

Defendant County of Los Angeles’ motion for attorney’s fees and costs is GRANTED in the reduced amount of $11,520 in attorney’s fees and the requested amount of $2,038.10 in costs.

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