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July 10, 2020

Court affirms Portland renter law

PORTLAND (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a Portland ordinance requiring landlords to pay tenants' relocation fees if their rent is increased by at least 10% or if they're evicted without cause.

Presiding Judge Darleen Ortega said she agreed with a 2017 ruling made in Multnomah County Circuit Court that the city's policy doesn't violated state law or the state constitution, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. But she referred the case back to the lower court so a judgment could be entered in the city's favor.

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