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September 29, 2016

Update on warrantless inspection case

I’ll be in appearing in federal court on Monday on behalf of a property owner in his lawsuit against Highland. The City punishes those who dare to object to warrantless inspections by withholding the rental license. That forces property owners to waive their Fourth Amendment rights before they may put their property on the rental marke ...

August 31, 2016

PLF's challenge to warrantless searches highlighted in Long Beach Business Journal

Earlier this month, the Long Beach Business Journal published an article expressing concerns about mandatory property inspections.  Although both tenants and landlords complain about the rental inspection process, the article states that “Long Beach has not faced practices that go against any laws, but landlords and tenants are concerned th ...

July 14, 2016

PLF's warrantless inspection case garners significant media attention

Yesterday, PLF launched a major civil rights case challenging an unconstitutional warrantless inspection scheme in Highland, California.  As noted in our complaint, the City is telling our client, property owner Karl Trautwein, that he will no longer be able to rent out his house if he does not consent to a warrantless inspection. The CityR ...

July 13, 2016

PLF sues Highland for warrantless snooping on rental property

The City of Highland is violating fundamental constitutional rights by trying to coerce landlords and tenants into surrendering their freedom from unjustified, warrantless government intrusion on their property. So argues a new federal lawsuit against the city.  It challenges the city's attempt to pressure a rental property owner and his tenants i ...

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