Next American City, a new national magazine focused on urban development issues, has a feature article on the nuisance abatement lawsuits brought against Wells Fargo and Deiutsche Bank to enforce their compliance with Cleveland and Ohio laws against maintaining residences they own in a nuisance condition.
The plaintiff in the two cases is a subsidiary of Neighborhood Progress, Inc., one of the UDLC's clients. Lead counsel for the plaintiff is C|M LAW graduate, Tom Wagner of Van Deusen and Wagner, LPA, with the UDLC providing co-counsel and litigation support. The cases were filed December 18, 2008. The case against Deutsche Bank is now scheduled for a trial early in the fall of 2011.
Here is a link to the article. http://americancity.org/columns/entry/2736/
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