Regulation of Adult Business

Gammoh v. City of Anaheim

This was a case brought against the City of Anaheim for failure to grant the plaintiff a permit to open his business. It was resolved with the City of Anaheim agreeing to issue the permit and paying the plaintiff $2 million dollars in damages for the improper delay.
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Pelican Theater v. City of La Habra

In this case, the City of La Habra attempted to close the plaintiff’s business, claiming it was a public nuisance. Wellman &Warren filed a lawsuit on behalf of Pelican Theater, suing the City of La Habra, claiming violation of plaintiff’s First Amendment rights. After 30 days of trial, the City agreed to a settlement resulting in a payment to the plaintiff of $5.2 million dollars.
By |August 9th, 2012|Notable Cases|Comments Off on Pelican Theater v. City of La Habra|

OC’s most talked about lawyers – Orange Coast Magazine

Representing aduli nightclubs these days can be a thankless task for First Amendment lawyers, with recent court decisions often going in favor of cities and counties that claim the clubs are magnets for crime and antisocial behavior. But Wellman and Miller last year pulled off a rare victory in a marathon legal battle with the city of La Habra.
By |April 1st, 2008|News, Press|Comments Off on OC’s most talked about lawyers – Orange Coast Magazine|