Tenant Attorneys Fear Default Judgments

The latest executive order pausing default judgments is set to lift on November 4th, and tenant attorneys fear that nearly 15,000 cases will be lost by default.

Concerned that the courts have not appropriately warned tenants about default judgments, they are calling for more time.

Landlord attorneys, however, doubt that such judgments will be issued quickly.

KMWB partner Nativ Winiarsky told Law360, “It is our belief that the courts will be slow-walking … issuing a decision on warrants.”

Considering the court’s handling of cases during the pandemic, he continued, “I don’t believe residential tenants are in jeopardy of being evicted anytime this year.”

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