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  • Zionist group to honor anti-Islam activists at Hotel Shangri-La

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 18, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    When the Muslim part-owner of a Santa Monica boutique hotel was found guilty last year of discriminating against a group of Jewish patrons, the hotel announced it would host a party for a Jewish group as part of its efforts to repair its reputation. Now, the Zionist group whose...

  • Shangri-La juror said to have hidden her Jewishness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    In court papers filed Jan. 7, attorneys for the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner allege that of 12 members on the jury that unanimously found their clients guilty of discriminating in 2010 against a group of Jewish patrons, one juror concealed her own Jewishness...

  • Shangri-La Hotel owner seeks new trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 2, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its partial-owner, Tehmina Adaya, who in August 2012 were found guilty in a jury trial of unlawfully discriminating against a group of young Jews, have begun the process of requesting a new trial. 

    Attorneys for Adaya and the hotel filed...

  • Letters to the Editor: Hotel Shangri-La, Daniel Gordis, Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project

    August 29, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Legal Precedent Set Before Discrimination Suit Against Hotel Shangri-La

    In Jonah Lowenfeld’s article (“Young Jews Party for a Cause…” Aug. 24) it is disappointing that the unnamed “legal experts” apparently failed to have any knowledge of the California Court of Appeal’s...

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  • ZOA to protest outside Hotel Shangri-La

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 21, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    In the wake of the recent jury verdict that found the Hotel Shangri-La and its owner, Tehmina Adaya, had illegally discriminated against a group of young Jews in 2010, the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is planning to hold a peaceful protest outside the...

  • Jewish plaintiffs win Hotel Shangri-La discrimination lawsuit

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 15, 2012 | 8:38 pm

    The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner illegally discriminated against a group of young Jews, a jury in a California Superior Court found on Aug. 15.

    The verdict in this closely watched case was read late Wednesday afternoon, at the end of the fifth full day of...

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