SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Judge Andrew Cheng is wrapping up a jury trial between two brothers and a third individual who co-own the Bridge Motel, dimly viewed SRO housing over retail space on Lombard St. The adjacent parcel is also involved in the suit.
The original action was a partition action against the brothers, but cross-complainant’s trial brief indicates a settlement was reached to sell the property or properties. Left for a jury was a defamation action arising from a email-letter written by the plaintiff.
Court records indicate the jury reached a verdict on the defamation claim in favor of the brothers, and even found punitive damages warranted. Amounts are not yet posted. A settlement conference is scheduled for the 20th.
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