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APARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES APPEALS LOWER DISTRICT COURT’S DECISION
Move Seeks Emergency Relief From the City’s FEviction Ban and Rent Freeze Moratoria
ollowing the U.S. District Court’s will lead to the invalidation of the City’s denial of injunctive relief in the moratoria. The higher-level courts are in a Apartment Association of Greater far better position to address the complicated Los Angeles’ (AAGLA) Preliminary issues we seek adjudication of. In the Injunction Motion against the City event the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of Los Angeles, a Notice of Appeal does not rule favorably, we are prepared has been filed by AAGLA in the U.S. to deploy other legal strategies and, when
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, AAGLA and if necessary, appeal the case to the U.S.
is seeking to expedite a hearing date no later than Mid-January 2021. AAGLA had previously filed its lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles in Federal Court this past June challenging the City’s eviction ban, prohibitions on late fees and interest on unpaid rent, and moratorium on annual rent increases.
AAGLA’s Executive Director, Daniel Yukelson, stated:
“While we were disappointed in the decision by the lower District Court, we knew from the beginning and it has always been our strategy to quickly move our case along to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals where we will not be stymied by precedent that fails to squarely address the government’s irresponsible and illegal response to the pandemic. We are certain that this next step in the legal process
Supreme Court where we are certain we will more likely receive a chance for a favorable ruling.”
Yukelson further stated: “We believe we provided absolute proof that landlords have or will be adversely impacted by the City’s onerous and unfair moratoria. The U.S. District Court did not fully agree with our argument that the City has interfered with our proof or our lease contracts in violation of the U.S. Constitution. We look forward to demonstrating the irreparable harm being done to the City’s landlords by the unfair and illegal moratoria in this next step in the process.”
AAGLA is represented by attorney Douglas J. Dennington of Rutan & Tucker LLP of Costa Mesa. Mr. Dennington stated: “More recent U.S. Supreme
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