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Federal judge rules Lamont's eviction freeze can continue

Eight landlords, who were represented by three Republican state lawmakers, had sought an emergency order to immediately resume evictions.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2020, 10:13 PM

Updated 1,411 days ago

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Federal judge rules Lamont's eviction freeze can continue
A federal judge has allowed Gov. Ned Lamont's eviction freeze for renters to continue for now.
Eight landlords, who were represented by three Republican state lawmakers, had sought an emergency order to immediately resume evictions.
Lamont's freeze is set to end Aug. 22. There is no word if the federal case will be heard before then.
Judge Victor Bolden had ruled the landlords are unlikely to prevail on most of their unconstitutional claims, noting that the freeze does not prevent landlords from collecting rent - rather it delays them. 
Bolden also said Lamont had a legitimate public need for the freeze due to the pandemic.
 


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