Renters Can't Dodge Landlord's RICO Suit Over Pot Operation

By Clarice Silber (December 23, 2020, 2:11 PM EST) -- A California federal magistrate judge has denied a renewed attempt by renters accused of running a criminal marijuana operation in a rented home to throw out their landlord's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit, reprimanding them for attempting to use the same arguments that were already dismissed by a previous judge. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato wrote in a Monday order that the renewed motion to dismiss made by A-Z Realty & Investment Corp., Dongyan Zheng, and Jennifer Whelan failed to mention the facts and circumstances included in their prior motion and its outcome.

"Moving defendants label their motion...

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