TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 16, 2020

Seven Memphis landlords have filed a lawsuit against federal officials claiming President Trump’s Sept. 1 order halting residential evictions infringes on their rights as property owners, the Daily Memphian reports. The group -- represented by Glankler Brown attorneys S. Joshua Kahane and Aubrey B. Greer --argues that the order essentially takes away from rental property owners and managers “the free and unrestricted use and enjoyment of their property without just compensation and without due process of law.” The suit asks the court to rule that the order violates the constitution and to prohibit the government from pursuing criminal or civil penalties against landlords who do not abide by it.