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Edwards v. Habib
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
397 F.2d 687 (1968)
Edwards (defendant) rented residential property under a month-to-month lease from Habib (plaintiff). Edwards reported sanitary code violations to the Department of Licenses and Inspections. Habib gave Edwards a 30 day notice of eviction in accordance with District of Columbia statutory code. Edwards raised retaliatory motive as a defense to eviction. The trial court denied admission of evidence of retaliatory motive and granted judgment in favor of Habib. Edwards appealed to the appellate court for the District of Columbia and the appellate court upheld the trial court decision. Edwards appealed to the United States Court of Appeals.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Wright, J.)
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