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Renters can’t dodge landlord’s RICO suit over pot operation

A California federal magistrate judge has denied a renewed attempt by a group of renters accused of running a criminal marijuana operation in a rented home to throw out their landlord’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit, reprimanding the group for attempting to use the same arguments that were already dismissed by a previous judge.

U. S. Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato wrote in a Monday order that the renewed motion to dismiss made by A-Z Realty & Investment Corp. , Dongyan Zheng, and Jennifer Whelan failed to mention the facts and circumstances included in their prior motion and its outcome…

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Published: December 23, 2020

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