We are proud to report that Hooshmand Law Group has won a critical appeal in favor of a tenant wrongfully evicted in San Francisco. Our client was evicted so that the owner’s relative could move in pursuant to San Francisco Rent Ordinance 37.9(a)(8) and a 60 day eviction notice. We prevailed at trial and the landlord appealed. The Court of Appeal’s decision was partially published meaning that it can be used as precedent in cases going forward. The decision confirmed that a proper measure of damages when determining a tenant’s damages when evicted from a rent controlled apartment is the difference between what the apartment is worth on the open market and what the tenant was paying in rent. Tenants who have lived in their apartment for a long time have a significant rent differential. This results in large numbers with the appeal confirming over $500,000 in favor of our client.