Court empowering D.C. tenants
D.C. court officials are making it easier for tenants to sue landlords over housing code violations.
The program launched Wednesday at D.C. Superior Court allows tenants to raise such claims on an expedited basis. The court says cases on the Housing Condition Calendar will have their initial hearings within a month of when the suit is filed. Officials say the forms for the program are designed to be user-friendly so that tenants won't need lawyers to use them.
Housing conditions cases will be heard by Judge Melvin Wright, deputy presiding judge of the court's civil division.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| April 28, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Tags: Housing, Landlord, Lawsuit, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
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