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City files 1,000th suit against owners of blighted properties

By August 27, 2015 June 22nd, 2019 No Comments

City files 1,000th suit against owners of blighted properties
By Ryan Poe

The city of Memphis filed its 1,000th lawsuit against owners of blighted properties Thursday — a milestone for a fledgling program and a city that has ramped up blight litigation in recent years.

The Neighborhood Preservation Clinic — a partnership between the city and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law — filed about 30 lawsuits a month to reach that number, according to a city statement.

The lawsuits result in either a court-ordered demolition or rehabilitation.


A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2015 edition the Commercial Appeal.