A view worth suing for

On Billionaires Row, the stretch of Broadway that runs along the top of Pacific Heights, Larry Ellison is suing his millionaire downhill neighbors Jane and Bernard von Bothmer over some runaway redwoods and an acacia that block Ellison’s views of the bay. According to the complaint, the dispute has been going on since 2008. The lawsuit accuses the von Bothmers of less-than-enthusiastic pruning, loss of enjoyment, loss of value and loss of sunlight, according to CurbedSF. Read more

UPDATE: Crisis averted. Days before the trial was to begin, the two sides settled, with the von Bothmers agreeing to make substantial cuts to their trees. Read more