Appeals court upholds city of Los Angeles' eviction moratorium

Spectrum News 1 - LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A federal appeals court panel Wednesday upheld the city of Los Angeles' COVID-19 eviction moratorium, rejecting an effort by Southern California's largest landlord organization to reverse the restriction.

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles sued the city on June 11, 2020, challenging the eviction ban, prohibitions on late fees and interest on unpaid rent and moratorium on annual rent increases.

U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson in November issued an order keeping in place the citywide ordinances designed to protect tenants during the public health crisis. AAGLA, which consists of 55,000 rental property owners and managers, appealed the decision in December.

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