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Riley | Ersoff LLP Partner Grant Riley Awarded “People’s Champion Award” By Prominent Tenant’s Right Organization Strategic Action For A Just Economy!

On November 13, 2021, supporters of Strategic Action for a Just Economy (“SAJE”) met at the Wilfandel House in the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles to celebrate SAJE’s 25th Anniversary. Celebrating its past and looking ahead to the future, SAJE awarded its People’s Champion Award to Riley | Ersoff LLP partner Grant Riley. Grant was recognized for his...

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Bed Bugs in Nursing Home/Residential Care Facilities: Are You a Victim?

When you put a loved one under the care of a nursing home/residential care facility, you put your trust in the facility to provide competent care and a clean and welcoming environment. Unfortunately, nursing home/residential care facilities do not always meet these expectations. If you or a loved one was a victim of bed bugs in a nursing home/residential...

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Riley | Ersoff LLP Celebrate International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2021

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 24-30, 2021.  The goal of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is to focus attention on the negative health impacts of lead exposure, highlight efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning, and accelerate efforts to phase out the use of lead in paint in countries that still allow lead-based paint.  Even though there is...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

How To Spot A Slumlord From A Mile Away

Thankfully, most landlords care about the condition of their properties and make good faith efforts to make repairs, fix water leaks, and control vermin such as cockroaches, bed bugs, rats, and mice. However, there are many landlords who just don’t care. Our slum housing lawyers will explain. They buy old beat-up buildings not to fix them, but to suck...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning and ADHD – Has My Landlord Destroyed My Child’s Future?

Lead is a dangerous neurotoxin that can cause young children serious long-term health problems.  Numerous studies have demonstrated a clear causal relationship between childhood lead poisoning and severe neurological, cognitive, behavioral and physiological deficits in children.  Deteriorated lead-based paint on pre-1978 rental properties is the number one cause of lead poisoning.  Landlords and owners of rental homes must know...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Lead Poisoning

How Can I Tell If My Home Has Lead-Based Paint?

You’ve just rented an apartment or house and, like anyone else, you’re excited to move in and make that house a home. There’s so much to figure out when deciding on a place to live that it’s easy to overlook certain things on your checklist. Have you forgotten to check for lead-based paint?  Please don’t because deteriorated lead-based paint...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Improper maintenance could lead to ceiling collapses and injuries

Renting properties can be a lucrative source of income. However, basic requirements such as maintenance, repairs, lawn care and other necessities can cut into the profit margin for landlords. Some landlords decide to just stop performing repairs or maintenance. For these slum lords, they are happy enough to take the rent of hard-working people and families without providing a safe...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Lead Poisoning

What Are The Early Signs of Lead Poisoning?

Approximately 24 million homes in the United States contain dangerous and highly toxic deteriorated lead-based paint. More than 500,000 children 1 to 5 years in age have elevated blood levels. Blood levels as low as 5 mcg/dL are sufficient to cause permanent cognitive, neurological, emotional, and behavioral problems in young children. Toddlers 1 to 3 years old are particularly at...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Ethnic names and housing discrimination: An unacceptable pairing

If you are a victim of housing discrimination because of your name, ethnicity, or other reason, contact the attorneys at Riley | Ersoff LLP today for a free consultation. Housing Discrimination One of the most pervasive forms of housing discrimination in Los Angeles that individuals with many different types of heritage may experience is finding themselves put on the...

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Safer at Home is Not Always True During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic the government is ordering people to stay at home to stop the spread of this disease. Health experts believe that people will be safer from the comfort of their own homes. While this may be true for stopping the spread of COVID-19, it is not true for other health hazards people can experience in their...

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