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152 Valparaiso Associates v. City of Cotati
California Court of Appeal, First District
65 Cal. Rptr.2d 551 (1997)
The City of Cotati (defendant) had a rent-control ordinance. 152 Valparaiso Associates and other residential landlords (plaintiffs) made capital improvements to their properties and requested rent increases to enable them to recover a fair return on their investments. The Cotati Rent Appeals Board denied the requests. The landlords sued the city, alleging that the rent-control scheme constituted a taking of their property without just compensation, in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The trial court dismissed the complaint. The landlords appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Peterson, J.)
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