Landlords all across the country are fighting government orders that afford leniency to tenants and temporarily ban evictions. About nine states, including New York, Kentucky, Connecticut, Arizona, and Illinois, are entertaining lawsuits filed by suffering landlords. The argument in many of the lawsuits relates to the unconstitutional nature of the orders in regard to contract impairment. While many landlords have devised workable plans with their tenants, other landlords are dealing with tenants who are taking advantage of the opportunity to not pay rent. While current measures are protecting tenants, landlords are still expected to pay their mortgages. Continue reading
To quote an exhilarating and thrilling movie of our time, Superbad, “I assume you all have guns and cocaine.” This thought might have been running through State Troopers David Farrell and Kelley Helleson’s minds when they pulled over Angel Dobbs and Ashley Dobbs. The two women are suing the Texas State troopers for an unconstitutional body cavity search. They were pulled over for littering with cigarette butts on a highway in Irving, Texas. The state troopers suspected the two ladies of smelling like marijuana so they felt it necessary to pull them out of the car and search them. Angel Dobbs passed the sobriety test and the car was searched. They then continued to search their persons, going so far as to reach in their genitals. The women claim that State Trooper Kelley Helleson did not even change gloves when she searched each girl. Angel and Ashley are now suing for the humiliation and violation that was caused during the search.