Matt Poelstra represented a family in San Diego in a landmark case that saw the jury award $2 million to a family. According to him, a Virginia case motivated family in San Diego to sue management, a military family winning a $350,000 lawsuit in Virginia in 2016 motivated him to take the case. The mold caused problems for the family causing them to file a lawsuit that became the first of its kind.
Taking inspiration from the case, a family in San Diego filed a lawsuit against management due to the mold present in their military housing.
More About the Case
Staff Sgt. Matthew Charvat’s family including Leigh Charvat, his wife, and two children filed the case in January 2018 against San Diego Family Housing and Lincoln Military Housing. According to the family, they had to face emotional distress due to being wrongfully evicted by the management.
They also alleged negligence and breach of their agreement. The original complaint filed in San Diego County highlighted several mold-related problems including crumbling drywalls, a damaged roof, and a horrible odor.
What Lincoln Military Housing Has to Say
According to the organization, they responded after receiving the request but did not find mold to be at a dangerous level, or at the level that was highlighted by the family.
The organization found the ruling ‘unjust’ and intends to appeal it since, according to the company, the allegations are not true.
The management company has military housing offices in Washington, D.C., and 11 states. It alleges that previous tenants did not complain of mold and the new family also didn’t complain of mold for about a year after moving in.
The court awarded $500,000 to each member of the family for pain and suffering. In addition to this, $45,000 were awarded to cover other expenses including medical bills.
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