Cases & Deals

Eviction of a physically handicapped tenant is avoided

Clients Client B

In a case referred to Jones Day by Pittsburgh's Neighborhood Legal Services, Jones Day represented a tenant in eviction proceedings before the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. The tenant, who was physically disabled and confined to a wheelchair, was facing eviction based on unsubstantiated allegations of drug use. Proceedings involved exchange of written discovery, property inspections, and defending against a motion for judgment on the pleadings. The lawsuit resulted in a mutually satisfactory settlement. Instead of being forced to leave his apartment in November of 2008, when weather conditions would have made it hard for the tenant of find another apartment or move, the landlord settled the lawsuit without recovering any damages.