David Taran's companies (Page Mill Properties, Woodland Park Management LLC, etc) have been at war with the City of East Palo Alto and its residents. In one case, the predatory landlord successfully sued the City and then got an order directing the city to pay the landlord's attorneys fees of over $20,000.
The Court of Appeal has thrown out the fee award, holding that the City is not on the hook for paying the fees of a landlord who sues and wins under East Palo Alto's Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Check out the Court of Appeal ruling here.
Congratulations to the City of East Palo Alto for this victory. At least this will prevent some funds from going to bail out David Taran and his failed venture in EPA.