South El Monte : Suit Filed Over Noise Law

A businesswoman who contends that she was forced out of town last fall by a noise regulation instigated by her former neighbor, City Councilman Stanley Quintana, has filed a $30-million lawsuit against Quintana and the city of South El Monte in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Jacquelyn Sherlin, owner of J. D. Plating Corp., says she had to close her business and move out of town because of a noise ordinance passed last year by the council limiting the amount of noise that could be made by businesses next to residential property. J. D. Plating had occupied a building in an industrial zone at 1841 Tyler Ave., next door to where Quintana lives on the premises of his barrel-cleaning business.

Sherlin's suit seeks $15 million in general and punitive damages for her and another $15 million in general and punitive damages on behalf of her company.

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