Wrongful auction lawsuit filed against public storage
Wrongful Auction Lawsuit Filed Against
A wrongful self-storage auction lawsuit has been filed against Glendale-based Public
Storage (NYSE:PSA) in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Los Angeles, CA, November 05, 2014 -- A wrongful self-storage auction lawsuit has
been filed against Glendale-based Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) in Los Angeles Superior
Court. Case #BC562265 alleges that a Public Storage customer who rented a storage unit
from Public Storage was subjected to a wrongful storage contents auction in which her
property was wrongfully auctioned off, in violation of California self -service storage
laws. This wrongful auction involved the selling of property stored in a rented locker as
well as a dispute over the sanitary conditions of the Public Storage facility located at
3625 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles.
The suit alleges that Public Storage failed to meet certain legal requirements before the
plaintiff's personal property was auctioned off in violation of California's Self-Service
Storage Act. Superior Court Case #BC562265 claims breach of contract, negligence, and
conversion of goods and asks the courts to inflict severe punitive damages.
In support of the plaintiff's lawsuit, email correspondence from Denise Aguirre, Public
Storage District Manager and Kathleen Jarnagin, Public Storage Regional Manager was
submitted to support the plaintiff's claim that her goods and property were sold after she
submitted a Declaration in Opposition to Lien Sale. A hearing on the lien sale was
scheduled for December 30, 2014 yet Public Storage decided to auction off the plaintiff's
personal property in advance of the hearing.
The lawsuit alleges the lien sale to be a clear violation of the California Self -Service
Storage Facility Act which outlines a specific timeline storage operators must follow
once a declaration in opposition to the lien sale is received.
Keys vs. PSA. Corp.
442 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013