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KNX 1070 Radio: Residents of LB Mobile Home Community Awarded Millions in Suit Against Landlords

Residents of a North Long Beach mobile home park were collectively awarded $34.1 million in punitive damages today, bringing their total recovery to about $40 million in a lawsuit alleging the owners did little after they complained of squalid conditions.

The same Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded the 31 families more than $5.5 million in compensatory damages on Nov. 19. Their allegations against Friendly Village included negligence, elder abuse, nuisance and breach of the warranty of habitability, plaintiff’s attorney Brian Kabateck said.

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