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Court holds tenants cannot sue over inadequate eviction notices; officers granted immunity

In Gardner v. Evans, a group of evicted tenants sued, claiming that the eviction notices they received did not comply with the law and therefore constituted an abuse of their civil rights by the officers issuing the notices.  They pointed to deficiencies in that the notices failed to advise them of their right to administrative review and appeal. 

The Sixth Circuit ruled that while "fundamental fairness" required that the tenants receive notice, the content of the notice required was not "clearly established" and therefore the issuing officers were immune from liability for issuing defective notices.

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