On February 27th, 2023, Kennedy Hunt P.C., along with co-counsel Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah, filed a complaint against the City of St. Louis, Missouri for violating our client’s 5th, 8th, and 14th Amendment rights, as well as the right to due process, guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The lawsuit alleges the City of St. Louis illegally demolished single-family home properties our client owns without any proper notice.
Per the lawsuit:
Without proper notice of any type or kind to Plaintiff, Defendant demolished the buildings on the Properties, thereby destroying any reasonable economic value or use for the Properties.
However, Plaintiff did not receive any proper notice from Defendant regarding any maintenance issues or other possible bases for the demolition, and/or proper notice of the issuance of fines or orders in connection with the same.
Furthermore, Plaintiff never received any notice in advance of the demolition of the buildings on the Properties, and therefore, he did not have the ability to contest the same.
By demolishing the buildings without notice and due process, Defendant deprived Plaintiff of his property in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution and denied him his procedural due process rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as his substantive due process rights also guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
The lawsuit seeks damages for our client and costs, expenses, and attorneys fees.
This case is ongoing. For more information, contact attorney Michelle Faron at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or someone you know has been a victim of unlawful housing practices, our skilled attorneys at Kennedy Hunt, P.C. may be able to help you. Fill out a questionnaire so we can understand your claim.