Newport Beach settles legal battle over sober-living homes

July 15, 2015
Newport Beach has reached the end of its seven-year legal battle over sober-living homes with a settlement agreement announced Tuesday.
     City attorney Aaron Harp said Newport Beach settled lawsuits with Pacific Shores Properties, Newport Coast Recovery and Yellowstone Women’s First Step House, for a total of $5.25 million.
     The city spent at least $4 million in legal proceedings on the cases, according to Register archives.
     Steven Polin, attorney for the group-home operators, said his clients were more interested in ending the proceedings than battling in court.