Judge to Slumlord Scott Wizig: Clean Up Your Blight!

As reported by Natalie Sherman in the Baltimore Sun: A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the owners of […]

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Housing Authority Assets to be Seized

WBAL and the Daily Record are both reporting that certain assets belonging to the Baltimore Housing Authority are to be seized by the sherrif’s department in order to pay for lead paint judgements the City has refused to pay. The assets include vehicles and computers, which will be auctioned off.  Evan Goldman, the attorney who […]

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Link Roundup

Lots of lawsuit links this week! A Federal judge has given the go-ahead for a couple of lawsuits against Wells Fargo, including Baltimore City’s.  As you may recall, Baltimore City had a hard time getting its act together, and their initial lawsuit was dismissed by Judge Motz.  Then another one was denied.I would say maybe […]

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Update on HABC Lead Judgement Debacle

According to this morning’s Baltimore Sun, three Maryland lawmakers have written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake a sharply-worded letter regarding the City’s refusal to pay court-ordered lead paint judgements. We hope these same lawmakers will also call for the resignation of the head of the troubled city agency, Paul Graziano. You can read the full article here.

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