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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Court empowering D.C. tenants

By Washington Post editors

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

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By 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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IF this is true, then Why my former Landlod's are still in business after they pad locked my apartment, nothing is being done about it, they the landloard is still in business and renting out my former apartement at 958 Mt. Olivet Rd., NE, they are going to do the same thing to the new occupant's that they did to me.

Posted by: onesugar | April 28, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"Officials say the forms for the program are designed to be user-friendly so that tenants won't need lawyers to use them."

The results will be less landlords will be willing to accept section 8 tenets.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | April 28, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

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