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Companies Need Just Cause to Evict, City Says

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - The city of Oakland and the state of California accused a slew of foreclosure and eviction service providers of prematurely and unfairly booting residents from their homes because empty houses are easier to sell.

The defendants allegedly violated Oakland's Just Cause Ordinance by: "1) initiating the eviction process without a specific just cause ground; 2) providing written eviction notices that do not state a just cause ground; 3) failing to advise tenants of the Just Cause Ordinance or the tenant's right to seek advice from the Oakland Rent Board; and 4) failing to file copies of eviction notices served on the tenant with the Oakland Rent Board."

Defendants are Joseph McNulty, Belle Rose Properties, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chase Home Finance, Chase Manhattan Mortgage, EMC Mortgage, Gina Foronda and Daniel Felton.

The city and state are represented by Amber Macaulay.

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