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Mon, Sep 10, 2018 – A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Tue, Sep 11, 2018 and jury selection begins Wed, Sep 12, 2018. The trial is expected to last five (5) weeks.

Residents Claim Mobile Homes Sinking into Landfill in Suit Against Landlord

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Mon, Sep 10, 2018 – Residents of the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park on N. Paramount Blvd. are headed to court this week. They’re suing their landlord for allowing their homes to sink into the ground and are seeking a payout so they can move from the complex.

Friendly Village Mobile home park was built on a landfill back in the 70s. A new landlord recently purchased the property and residents say they’ve jacked up the rent and have let the property deteriorate. They’ve filed a lawsuit against Kort and Scott Financial Group and Sierra Corporate Management Group.

The state has issued violations to the property owners but as of now the only real recourse residents say they have is their day in court.

Their Homes are Sinking into a Closed North Long Beach Landfill, So They Sued

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 – The bulge of asphalt that bisects a road inside the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park has a nickname: The Destroyer. ‘It’s taken out all kinds of cars,’ said Roger Lackey, a 14-year resident of the park. ‘I once saw a cop car get stuck.’

The sloped and cracked roads inside the park are among a litany of problems residents have complained about for years: Tangles of gas, electric and water lines float above ground alongside homes. The smell, and sometimes sight, of raw sewage wafts in backyards and along roads. Lakes of water form around sunken homes when it rains, and fire hydrants perch on pedestals 3 feet above where the ground should be.

The state has issued violations to the property owners but as of now the only real recourse residents say they have is their day in court.

Three years ago residents sued the owner of the park and property management company, and the case is slated for a jury trial in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The trial is expected to last five weeks.

Friendly Village was purchased in 2014 by Kort & Scott Financial Group, a firm that owns and manages dozens of mobile home parks across the state. Also named in the suit is Sierra Corporate Management, a division of Kort & Scott that runs the property.

The Costa Mesa attorney representing the owner and management, Phil Woog, did not return calls for comment, nor did Russell A. Rodriguez, president of Sierra Management.

More than 200 Long Beach Mobile Home Park Residents take Owners to Court

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 – Cabrera and 235 other residents have sued the mobile home park, accusing the owners of a litany of charges including negligence, unfair business practices, retaliatory eviction and financial elder abuse. The complaint was originally filed in 2015 and is set to go to court this week. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11, and jury selection begins Wednesday.

Jury Trial Location

Spring Street Courthouse
312 North Spring Street, Department 12
Los Angeles, California 90012
Presiding Judge: Honorable Carolyn B. Kuhl

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Tue, Sep 11, 2018 and jury selection begins Wed, Sep 12, 2018. The trial is expected to last five (5) weeks.

Lawsuit Information

Aug 15, 2015 – Lawsuit Filed by Residents: Failure to Maintain Mobilehome Park, Breach of Contract, Negligence, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, Continuing Trespass, Public Nuisance, Private Nuisance, Inverse Condemnation, Unfair Business Practices.
Kort & Scott Financial Group Lawsuits

  • 2015 Aug 15 – Civil Lawsuit Filed by Residents
  • Case Number: BC591412
  • Plaintiffs 1-234 vs. Friendly Village of Long Beach
  • Filing Date: 2015-08-15

  • Address: 5450 North Paramount Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90805
  • County: Los Angeles
  • Phone: 562-531-3002
  • Spaces: 182
  • Type: All Ages
  • 2018 Space Rent: $1,350
  • Purchased: Feb 2014, Amount: $23,000,000
  • Management: Sierra Corporate Management
  • DBA: Friendly Village GP LLC, Friendly Village MHP Associates LP
  • DBA Filing: Nov 2010, Jan 2014

MHP News Resources

Kort & Scott Pay $57,000,000
Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement Ever

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 – Kabateck LLP attorneys representing hundreds of low-income mobile home residents in Long Beach, California secured a nearly $57 million settlement, which is the largest settlement ever involving a mobile home park.

Lawsuits Against Kort & Scott DBAs

MRL Protection Program

Sometimes, in mobilehome parks, disputes can arise between mobilehome/manufactured homeowners and park management. To help resolve some of these disputes, California created the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) through the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 3066 (Chapter 774, Statutes of 2018).

Who Can Submit a Complaint?

Must be a mobilehome / manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park.

What Types of Complaints can be Submitted for Consideration?

Complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code). Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner.

How do I submit my complaint?

Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides assistance to help resolve and coordinate resolution of the most severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the How to Submit a Complaint page for details on ways to submit your complaint to HCD.