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  • Letters to the editor: Shangri-La, Theodore Bikel, Hillary Clinton and more

    4 days ago

    Judging Justice

    Rob Eshman’s arguments for overturning the verdict appear to be sound; but are they based upon the evidence presented at the trial? (“The Shangri-La Charade,” Sept. 12.) If so, then of course the verdict should be overturned by the justices of the appellate court....

  • Why I hope the Shangri-La Hotel discrimination verdict is overturned

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    The Shangri-La charade has to stop.

    Two years ago, a jury found Tehmina Adaya, the owner of the chic Santa Monica Shangri-La hotel to have discriminated against a group of Jews by shutting down a party at the hotel organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) and...

  • Shangri-La lawyers ready for another day in court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    2 weeks ago

    Four years after a group of Jewish partygoers accused a hotel owner of anti-Semitic discrimination — and two years after a jury found in favor of the group — the case is about to return to court. 

    Did Hotel Shangri-La owner Tehmina Adaya, on July 11, 2010, instruct her staff to...

  • 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...

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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...

  • No verdict from jury in Shangri-La case after first day of deliberations [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    UPDATE: As of 4:35 pm on Friday, Aug. 10, the jury had yet to come back with a verdict in the case. Deliberations are set to resume on Monday morning.

    The jury in the discrimination case brought by members of a pro-Israel group against the Hotel Shangri-La and its owner ended its...

  • Shangri-La hotel owner testifies in FIDF discrimination trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 2, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    Until she testified in court on Aug. 1, Tehmina Adaya, who is part owner, president and CEO of the Hotel Shangri-La, was a silent but constant presence in the discrimination lawsuit brought against her and her hotel.

    During the first few days of witness testimony, while most of the...

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