Landlord Dodges Damages Over Breach Of Tenant Deal

Law360, Miami (February 21, 2013, 8:51 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a lower court exceeded its jurisdiction to enforce a class settlement between an apartment operator and former tenants when it agreed to consider a damages claim alleging a breach of the agreement, granting the landlord's bid to block further litigation over the deal.

The Fourth District Court of Appeal panel ruled that while the lower court had authority to enforce a provision of the settlement requiring landlord Olen Properties Corp. and Olen Residential Realty Corp. to rectify former tenants'...
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