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Evictions Resume In New Orleans

Michael Isaac Stein
The Lens

A little after 10 a.m. Monday morning, the First City Court of New Orleans granted an eviction order for the first time in over three months. First City Court handles the majority of evictions on the east bank of New Orleans, while Second City Court handles the majority of those on the west bank.

Both courts temporarily stopped hearing eviction proceedings in March, under local court orders and a statewide moratorium signed by Governor John Bel Edwards, in response to the burgeoning coronavirus crisis.

Those orders expired on June 15, allowing landlords to file for new evictions for the first time in months. But Monday’s hearings didn’t involve any of the newly filed evictions. Instead, the court considered evictions that were filed in March, but we’re put on hold when the coronavirus shut the court’s down.

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