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Tenants and liabilities

In these hard economic times, trying to help a would-be homeless person, who had been kicked out by another property owner, who had a long history of alcohol, drug addiction and abusive behavior, has cost us a hefty price. Another personal injury case is looming, the result of demanding that this person quit drinking and doing drugs, and change his abusive behavior, or he would have to go.

The retaliation from this naturalized Hispanic, who came to America needing better medical care for the injuries he claims to have suffered, and sues property owners, also means out-of-pocket expenses to homeowners because the insurance companies won’t accept the liability and are not honoring the claims.

The city needs to step up to the plate and arrest these people and stand by the property owners. Let the probation department recommend alcohol/drug and anger treatments for these people.

Self-responsibility is the path for out-of-control tenants, not holding the property owner liable.

Judges need to ask more questions when these cases hit the courts; check criminal, medical and other personal injury cases before ruling.

Sandra Hornsby White

Rough & Ready

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