Tenant Files Federal Lawsuit Against Columbia Apartment Complex After Being Shot While Sleeping

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia apartment complex by a tenant claiming he was shot in the arm while sleeping in 2021. The lawsuit cites negligence and security failures on the part of the owners and management of The Rowan on Southern Drive. The plaintiff argues that the complex failed to provide a safe and habitable environment. Despite marketing itself as a secure place for students with exceptional amenities, attorney John Mobley, representing the plaintiff, alleges that the complex ignores the prevalent culture of violence and crime, which ultimately … Read more

City Council Member Continues Lawsuit Against Zoning Board Alleging Unlawful Variance for North Broad Street Apartment Building

Philadelphia, PA – Councilmember Jeffery Young is taking up the legal battle initiated by former City Council President Darrell L. Clarke against the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Clarke’s lawsuit alleges that the ZBA unlawfully granted a variance for a proposed apartment building on North Broad Street. Young, now representing the 5th District after Clarke’s retirement, has decided to continue the case based on the community’s request. The core issue revolves around a 225-unit apartment building proposed in 2019 by the Bock Development Group for 1451 N. Broad St. The site, largely vacant except for … Read more

Yuma Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges After Allegedly Setting Apartment on Fire

YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly setting his apartment on fire. Agustin Vera, 44, appeared in court and now faces nine felony charges, including aggravated assault and endangerment. The indictment follows charges filed against him last month. Vera, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, has been provided representation from the public defender’s office. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 8th for a case management conference, which will determine if he can be released provisionally during his court proceedings.

Landmark Church Lawsuit Against City of Lawrence Over Controversial Apartment Complex Set for Bench Trial

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A church in Lawrence, Kansas, is taking its lawsuit against the City of Lawrence to trial. First Presbyterian Church is challenging a development project led by Dallas-based Fountain Residential Partners, which plans to build a 300-bedroom apartment complex on a 9-acre site. The church, located near the proposed development, argues that the city’s approval of the project violates zoning codes. The lawsuit was originally filed in late 2021, dismissed a few months later, and then revived in mid-2023 after a successful appeal. The trial, which was initially scheduled for early January, has … Read more