Attorney Jean-Claude Lapuyade

Do Not Tolerate Unlawful Housing Practices

The JCL Law Firm represents tenants and long-term occupants of residential hotels and motels in unlawful housing class actions, including claims for wrongful eviction. Specifically, we represent long-term occupants of hotels, motels and other lodging facilities who have been the victims of a practice known as the “28 Day Shuffle.”

Under California law, a person who occupies a motel or hotel room as his or her primary residence for 30 or more days becomes a tenant and has certain legal protections, including the right to due process before being evicted. Forcing long-term occupants to check out and re-rent rooms every 28 days prevents them from gaining those valuable legal protections as a tenant. Motel and hotel operators prefer that their occupants maintain transient occupancy status rather than obtaining tenant status because unlike tenants, they can forcibly evict transient occupants.

We Stand For Your Fair Housing Rights

If you are a long-term occupant of a hotel, motel or other lodging facility and were required to move out or check out and re-register before 30 days, contact the experienced San Diego housing attorneys at JCL Law Firm. Call us at 619-826-6975 or use our online form to set up an appointment. Visit our results page to learn more.

Unlawful Housing Case Results

Unlawful Housing – 28 Day Shuffle In Stanton, CA

Date: February 9, 2018

Case: Orange County Superior Court No. 30-2016-00863095

Client: Denice Perkins

Defendants: Confidential

Legal Theory: 28 Day Shuffle – Violation Civil Code Section 1940.1

Result: $158,000

JCL Law Firm, APC obtained a $350,000 class action settlement, on behalf of 14 class members, against the owners and operators of a residential hotel in Stanton, California, for unlawful housing practices. The unlawful housing practice commonly referred to as the “28 Day Shuffle” deprives long term residents of tenant rights by forcing tenants to check-out and re-register every 28 days in violation of California Civil Code section 1940.1.

Unlawful Housing – 28 Day Shuffle in San Diego, CA

Date: February 9, 2018

Case: San Diego Superior Court No. 37-2013-0005835

Client: Amanda Burns

Defendants: Confidential

Legal Theory: 28 Day Shuffle – Violation Civil Code Section 1940.1

Result: $350,000

JCL Law Firm, APC obtained a $350,000 class action settlement against the owners and operators of a residential hotel in San Diego for unlawful housing practices. The unlawful housing practice commonly referred to as the “28 Day Shuffle” deprives long term residents of tenant rights by forcing tenants to check-out and re-register every 28 days in violation of California Civil Code section 1940.1. As part of the class action settlement, the JCL Law Firm, APC, obtained a $75,881.50 contribution to the Alpha Project. The Alpha Project provides permanent supportive housing to low income individuals and families. The Alpha Project’s clients have access to on-site support services to address needs such as mental health counseling, addiction counseling, enrolling in benefits, financial support and access to long-term treatment and other services. Having direct access to these kinds of services allows the Alpha Project’s clients to maintain their housing and become self–sufficient.