May 8, 2014
The Finney Law Firm was contacted early this year by a group of landlords owning single family homes in the City of Mt. Healthy.
The City had begun a mandatory rental registration and inspection program for single family homes. While the City fathers invariably thought the intrusive and expensive program was a good idea, as a matter of law it imposed a scheme of warrantless searches in violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Finney Law Firm filed suit in early April. Within days, the City of Mt. Healthy announced it was suspending enforcement of the Ordinance and within weeks Council met and formally repealed the offending Ordinance.
Our clients remain concerned with the constitutionality of the replacement legislation, and will continue to pursue that through conclusion, but we are pleased our public interest litigators addressed this unconstitutional action so quickly and decisively.