Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The settlement reached last week between a landlord and tenants of a building repeatedly cited for health and housing violations was for more than $2 million.

Four days into a jury trial over dangerous living conditions, about 100 tenants Thursday reached a $2.18 million settlement with Bracha Investments LLC, attorneys representing the tenants told the Los Angeles Times.

Tenants in the 26-unit building at 2108 Maple Ave. paid $700 to $1,000 per month to live in dangerous and unsanitary conditions, dealing with exposed electrical wires, peeling lead paint and cockroaches that crawled into their ears and burrowed into their electronics, lawyers said.

The allegations in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit included negligence, breach of the implied warranty of habitability, premises liability, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unlawful collection of rent.

—City News Service

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