SF Superior Court Jury awards residents of a Tenderloin Residential Hotel $165,000 after suffering through the long years of fixes being made to the building.
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S.F. Hotel Residents Win ‘Stress’ Suit
A San Francisco Superior Court jury has awarded $165,000 in damages to 10 longtime tenants of the Powell Hotel because of an “emotional stress” they suffer during a lengthy renovation of the building.
Attorney Randy Shaw of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic charged that permanent residents of the hotel at 17 Powe Street were barred from having visitors between 1982 and 198- and often went without water heat and elevator service.
The verdict came after a month-long trial by a jury that assessed damages of $92,000 against the hotel’s former owner, Pete Dejanu, and $73,000 against the present owners, Manson Won and Powell Hotel Associates.
Wong’s attorney, Williai Gwire, said he plans to appeal.