A host of federal, state, and local laws prohibit discrimination in the residential (and commercial) landlord-tenant area. In the rental of “housing accommodations”, guide, signal or service dogs required by blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or physically disabled tenants may not be prohibited, regardless of the landlord’s normal pet policies. Read more
On April 16, 2019, the Santa Barbara City Council approved ordinances requiring mandatory 12-month leases and “just cause” eviction. The City is working to finalize the proposed ordinances. The result will be that landlords generally cannot evict unwanted tenants based on the typical thirty-day or sixty-day notice. Read more
Botanic Garden Hosts Delightful Beer Garden
Beers Crafted to Go with Botanical Surroundings
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser — the Santa Barbara Beer Garden — was once again an extraordinarily enjoyable event. On March 23, 15 breweries spread throughout the magnificent garden offered beers carefully crafted to go with their botanical surroundings. Thoughtful gourmet food pairings from area food purveyors, live instrumental music, botanical exhibits, and a welcoming, fun crowd rounded out this fabulous experience. The fundraiser supports the garden’s programs in environmental education, conservation and research, and native plant horticulture. The 200 tickets sold out within hours, but a new conditional-use permit will allow 400 lucky souls to attend next year.
Attorney Michael P. Denver of Hollister & Brace, APC, along with attorney Robert L. Brace, have settled a class action filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles on behalf of people who purchased ATM machines sold by Nationwide Automated Systems, Inc. (“NASI”). Important information regarding the Settlement is available in the below-noted documents and hyperlinks.
The Settlement Agreement can be viewed here
The Court Order preliminary approving the Settlement Agreement can be viewed here
The Court-approved Short Form Notice regarding the Settlement can be viewed here
The Court-approved Long Form Notice regarding the Settlement can be viewed here
Through a program developed by the late Judge J. William McLafferty, the responsibility for conducting Mandatory Settlement Conferences has been delegated to senior attorneys experienced in their substantive areas of law as well as in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes such as Mediation. Read more
Gisele Goetz has joined Hollister & Brace as a principal attorney and Thomas Thornton has joined as an associate attorney. Read more
In keeping with the firm’s history of dedication to supporting our local community, Hollister & Brace is proud to support the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as a Sponsor in its 5th year of the popular and sold out “Santa Barbara Beer Garden” event. Read more
Hollister & Brace has filed a Class Action lawsuit against ZB, N.A., doing business as California Bank & Trust, (CB&T) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Read more
The Frank Crandall Community Service Award for 2016 has been presented to the firm of Hollister & Brace. Read more
©Copyright 2019 Hollister & Brace All rights reserved.