The nuisance abatement case against Deutsche Bank for refusing and failing to comply with local and state laws is continuing in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The case was remanded to the district court in a decision by the Sixth Circuit reported below in an earlier bulletin. Judge Christopher Boyko was assigned the case after two judges recused themselves from hearing it. A news report by Mahri Saito on Cleveland's NPR station appears today at http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/37557.
The case was originally filed two years ago this month by Cleveland Housing Renewal Project (CHRP), a subsidiary of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. The UDLC has been assisting in the litigation. The UDLC has represented CHRP and other nonprofit developers in nuisance abatement cases over the past decade.