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Congratulations to Members Matthew Mandel & Edward Guedes on obtaining a written ruling from the Eleventh Circuit affirming the dismissal of a facial constitutional challenge of a Lauderhill city ordinance that mandated inspections in order to be able to rent residential properties.  Specifically, the Plaintiffs, in attempting to assert a federal class action, alleged that the ordinance was facially unconstitutional under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments by allowing the City to search residential rental properties without consent, a valid search warrant, or probable cause.  The Eleventh Circuit disagreed and held that the District Court properly found that, read in combination, the ordinance and relevant Florida Statutes provisions indeed required a warrant for inspections, to be issued only upon a sufficient showing of probable cause.

Matthew is Chair of the Firm’s Ligation Department, and Edward is Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice.



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