Cases & Deals

Tenant association obtains relief for substandard living conditions

Client(s) Washington D.C.'s Tenant Association

As part of Jones Day's effort to assist in the preservation of decent and affordable housing in Washington, D.C., John Majoras, Rosanna McCalips, and Miguel Eaton represented a group of tenants in settlement negotiations with their landlord to recover for past rent paid despite the existence of substantial housing code violations. As part of those negotiations Jones Day also obtained substantial compensation for the tenants, including several years' worth of rent and relocation expenses, to enable the tenants to leave the dilapidated building and move into safe and decent housing.