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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Apr. 1, 2024

Costa Mesa’s sober living home regulations get mixed reaction at Circuit

The case is the latest in a series of lawsuits, one of which reached the U.S. Supreme Court, between the city and the operators of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, which are known as sober living homes.


The city of Costa Mesa defended its ordinances limiting sober living homes against an operator that is challenging an adverse jury verdict in oral arguments Friday before a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel.

Mary-Christine Sungaila, an attorney with the Complex Appellate Litigation Group LLP who represents the city, argued that the court should not overturn the city’s zoning ordinances, which do not permit such homes within 650 fee...

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