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Landlords sue California over eviction ban


Lawsuit accuses California Judicial Council of overreaching

Two landlords have filed a lawsuit against the California Judicial Council, the state court’s rulemaking body, hoping to end the state’s eviction suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The rule creates the perverse incentive for all tenants, whether they face financial hardship or not, to refuse to pay their rent during the crisis,” reads the lawsuit filed by the libertarian leaning Pacific Legal Foundation. “And it immunizes from eviction tenants who create nuisances, damage property, conduct illegal activity, or violate lease terms.”

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