July 5, 2013 |
Question: My family and I moved to our apartment two years ago. We have paid our full rent on time, every month. Last week, the apartment manager said the ownership has a new policy that requires me to give her my Social Security number. She said if I failed to do so, she would terminate my tenancy. I don't have a Social Security number. My husband and I are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, and we aren't authorized to get Social Security numbers. I pay taxes using my taxpayer identification number.
June 22, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- A prominent Russian human rights activist and associates, including a Moscow mayoral candidate, were forcibly evicted from his office by security agents Saturday morning, in the latest government crackdown against political opposition and nongovernmental advocacy organizations. Lev Ponomaryov, head of the group For Human Rights, said he sustained light injuries when police raided the office between 2 and 3 a.m., roughing him up and saying he was being evicted because his group's lease had expired.
June 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The relationship between New York University and Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng--whose flight from his homeland last year came amid a major diplomatic tangle--has soured as the university denies claims it is evicting Chen from his campus apartment. Chen, a blind, self-trained lawyer who arrived in New York amid a blaze of publicity in May 2012, said in a statement released early Monday that pressure from the Chinese government had led the university to tell him he has until July to find another place to live.
May 24, 2013 |
Question: My wife and I were leasing a house. We were about six months into the one-year lease when the owner told us he was placing the house on the market and that we would need to find another place to live. Given today's rental market, my wife and I decided we needed to quickly find a new place to live. We were lucky to find another rental house in the same neighborhood. Given how quickly local rentals were being snapped up, we felt we needed to nail down the new house. We signed a rental agreement with the owner of that house.
April 26, 2013 |
Lauryn Hill does indeed have a record deal, she said Thursday on Tumblr, alleging inaccuracies in previous reporting on her deal with Sony. "Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music. " In court proceedings Monday related to Hill's tax-evasion case, it was revealed by the prosecution that the former Fugee had inked a deal to receive $1 million for recording five songs, plus more cash if she completed a new album, according to the Newark Star-Ledger . Hill's sentencing in the case -- she pleaded guilty last summer to three misdemeanor counts of tax fraud -- was delayed by two weeks to give her a final chance to pay restitution to the tune of $504,000, the balance of her $554,000 criminal liability.
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April 20, 2013 |
Historical advocates in San Juan Capistrano argued that the jagged hills of southern Orange County were deep under water when dinosaurs first roamed the Earth. No land-roaming dinosaur - neither a T. rex , stegosaurus nor apatosaurus - would have come through unless lost at sea. Many things have changed since the water washed away: Missionaries built a majestic cathedral, settlers established what would become one of California's oldest neighborhoods and a thick cloud of swallows would flock back to their nests here each spring.
April 19, 2013 |
Lauryn Hill is facing eviction from her New Jersey mansion, according to reports circulating Friday. The eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter could be ousted from the South Orange mansion she's been living in since 2009. She stopped paying rent last month, TMZ reports, and now her landlord is trying to evict her. The former Fugees member was reportedly due in tenancy court earlier this week, according to South Orange Village Counsel Steve Rother ( via Patch). This proceeding is the latest in her personal financial struggles.
April 11, 2013 |
When the government came for his land, Doan Van Vuon fought back -- first with the law, then with a shotgun. The fish farmer used rifles and explosives to battle police and soldiers seizing his converted swampland, injuring several officers in the clash. His resistance made him a hero to dispossessed peasants fed up with losing property in Vietnam, where the government can confiscate farms and give little in return. Street protests erupted in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City over his case.
March 8, 2013 |
Question: When I moved into my apartment building about two years ago, I had a job as a physical therapy assistant. About three months ago, however, I had a bad bicycle accident, and now I can't work. Currently, my main source of income is disability insurance from my employer and state disability benefits. When the apartment manager saw me around the apartment complex during the day, she asked me whether I was still working. I explained to her that I was on disability. She seemed concerned about this and about a week later served me with a 60-day notice terminating my tenancy.
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February 28, 2013 |
Low-income tenants fighting eviction will be disproportionately harmed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court plan to cut costs by reducing the number of courts handling landlord disputes, legal advocates for the poor say. The number of courthouses hearing such cases will be reduced from 26 to five throughout the county under a plan expected to be implemented by the end of June. Some people will have to travel up to 32 miles to litigate their cases, court officials said. For some, the trips could take several hours using public transportation and include transfers on multiple trains and buses, said Neal Dudovitz, executive director of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.