New round of anti-blight lawsuits by city lists addresses as defendants

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2019 7:31 AM CT | Published: February 21, 2019 3:08 PM CT

The city is taking 29 blighted properties to Environmental Court, and in some cases the defendant is the address of the property as the city seeks to find the real owner. The new provision in the state law allows the move, which sets the stage for the appointment of a receiver by the court.

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