LA Landlords Had Due Notice Before City Cut Rent: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (September 9, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the rights of Los Angeles landlords whose properties were put into a state-authorized rent escrow program for apartments with electrical, plumbing, fire safety and cockroach issues weren't violated because they were given sufficient notice.

The three-judge panel, upholding a California federal court ruling, said most of the landlords' contentions over needed repairs pertained to procedural deficiencies that didn't exonerate their properties from the Los Angeles Rent Escrow Account Program, into which the city's housing department is allowed to put a...
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