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Archive of: Lawsuit

Business Journal Article Addresses Fallout of the City's RRI Ordinance To Date

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

I was recently interviewed by Business Journal reporter Sean Ryan regarding the fallout of the dismissal of three landlords' lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee regarding the unconstitutionality of its Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) program.  My most recent post on the subject can be read here.On October 1, 2010, The Business Journal published  its article entitled "Judge Upholds Milwaukee Home Inspection Program.  Reporter Sean Ryan spoke with the ...

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Landlords Lose Lawsuit

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Judge Timothy Witkowiak denied three landlords' motion for summary judgment against the City of Milwaukee and granted the City's cross motion for summary judgment against the landlords, with regard to constitutionality of the city's new RRI ordinance.  This ruling effectively ended the lawsuit.The lawsuit dealt with the City's new Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) program/ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2010.  The RRI ordinance requires ...

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Hearing on Landlords Lawsuit vs. City To Be Held This Wednesday, September 22nd

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

The hearing on both the Landlords' and the City's cross motions for Summary Judgment will be held this Wednesday, September 22nd, at 10 am.   The hearing will take place before Judge Timothy Witkowiak at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.This hearing could be the final hearing on this lawsuit (barring any appeals) which involves three Landlords suing the City and asking the Court to declare the Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) program unconstitutional ...

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