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Carson wins latest round in long-running rent control fight at Colony Cove

The latest turn in the long-running legal feud over a Carson law limiting rent increases at mobile home parks went in the city’s favor with a court ruling that could bolster cities’ abilities to regulate real estate up and down California.

That’s the view from Sunny Soltani, the attorney who represented Carson against claims filed by the owner of the Colony Cove Mobile Estates. From her perspective, the recent ruling handed down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means city governments have broad powers to enforce rent control and other regulations, even if those rules hinder property owners’ profits.

“It confirms the leeway that the government has in order to regulate, and make sure that we function as cities,” Soltani said.

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