In absence of owners, neighborhood group sues 25 blighted properties directly

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 10, 2022 6:29 AM CT | Published: November 09, 2022 7:53 PM CT

Unlike typical lawsuits, the plaintiff are not seeking monetary damages nor possession of the property. Instead, they are asking a court to deem the blighted sites a public nuisance. 


Tennessee Neighborhood Preservation Act Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corp. University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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