Victory in Class Action Lawsuit Against Meridian Management
Meridian Management, a major San Francisco residential property management company, used an illegal bedbug addendum in their leases that held tenants financially responsible for controlling and responding to a bed bug infestations, forced the tenant to indemnify the landlord for personal injury and property damage due to bedbugs, and forced the tenant to agree in advance that there was no reduction in services (rent rebate) if their unit became infested. Meridian used this lease addendum in buildings with known or existing bedbug problems and tried to bind new tenants to these illegal rules. As a result of the efforts of Class Counsel Aaron H. Darsky and Eric L. Lifschitz, those lease provisions were stricken from existing leases and apartment rules and Meridian tenants that suffered bedbu ...
In the seven-plus years since he was named the 2003 winner of the Jack Berman award, Lifschitz has gone from a student to, in many ways, a teacher.
Each year, the Volunteer Legal Service Program (VLSP), a division of the Bar Association of San Francisco selects a group of volunteers to receive its Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award. The VLSP has recognized Attorney Eric Lifschitz as one of its outstanding volunteers for service to the community over a half dozen times since becoming a licensed attorney. Read More