First District Rules for Tenant on City’s Rent Ordinance

THC defends a tenant displaced by the 1989 earthquake and wins the case in a First District Court of Appeal, arguing that the landlord failed to offer the apartment back to the tenant following necessary repairs. 


Aggressive Tactics in Liquor Store Litigation

THC files S.F. Superior Court Case on behalf of neighbors, with a local liquor store and its owners as defendants. The liquor store “Maryland Market” is said to be a plight to the neighborhood as it allows illegal activity that hurts the neighborhood.



Clinic Wins the Case But Might Lose the Fees

Roy Frye starts a case against THC with attorneys Andrew Zacks and Paul Utrecht. Claiming that THC can’t charge contingency fees because the organization is not registered with the State Bar, although its attorneys are. In San Francisco Superior Court its ruled that THC did not commit fraud but the rest of the case must go to trial.


CA Supreme Court Takes Up Tenderloin Law Clinic Case

State supreme courts agree to review a ruling that; required all members and directors of non-profit law groups be attorneys, required the non-profit to be registered to the state bar, and prohibited contingency agreements. This comes after many non-profits including Tenderloin Housing Clinic were greatly effected by these rulings.