El Papel, LLC, et al v. City of Seattle, et al

  1. February 21, 2024

    Justices Reject Seattle Landlords' COVID Eviction Ban Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from two landlords who argue COVID-19 eviction bans passed by Washington and the city of Seattle amount to a physical taking of their property in violation of the Fifth Amendment.

  2. October 27, 2023

    9th Circ. Won't Revive Wash. COVID Eviction Ban Challenges

    The Ninth Circuit has affirmed a lower court's rejection of two landlords' constitutional challenges to laws banning eviction in Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the rental housing providers were never forced to submit to a physical occupation of their properties.

  3. April 10, 2023

    9th Circ. Reviews COVID Eviction Bans in L.A., Seattle

    West Coast landlords faced tough questions at the Ninth Circuit on Monday in attempts to preserve their power to evict tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to convince the court in three cases that state and municipal eviction bans violated their constitutional rights.