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Story of Justice: CCLA Files Emergency Motion & Keeps Louis in his Home

Louis, a low-income senior who primarily speaks Creole, was facing an imminent eviction when he came to us. At that point, an eviction judgment had already been entered against him, and a 24-hour writ of possession was posted on his door. The sheriff was just hours away from forcibly removing Louis from his home.

Louis’ language barrier left him unable to navigate the complex court process, and he was unaware of how to respond to eviction summons. As a result, a default judgment had been entered against him and Louis had never even had his day in court

Our dedicated team of CCLA Attorneys wasted no time. We immediately reviewed the eviction complaint and carefully examined Louis’ documents.

We identified some clear and compelling legal defenses:

  1. Louis had, in fact, paid all the rent owed to the landlord.
  2. Multiple defects were present in the eviction complaint itself and the landlord’s Notice of Termination.

With these arguments in hand, CCLA Attorneys quickly set to work on drafting an Emergency Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession and Set Aside the Default Judgment of Eviction. One of our attorneys even went above and beyond by arriving at the office at 6 AM the next morning to ensure that the Emergency Motion was ready to go as soon as the day began.

Our hard work and hustle paid off, as late on a Friday afternoon, our Emergency Motion to Stay was granted, just in the nick of time. This allowed Louis to maintain his residence and avoid immediate eviction.

Shortly after our Motion was filed, which highlighted all the defects in the eviction complaint, the landlord made the decision to voluntarily dismiss the eviction complaint. Louis was overjoyed and deeply grateful for all the help and support he received from CCLA Attorneys.

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