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Marshal House, Inc. v. Rent Review and Grievance Board of Brookline
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
357 Mass. 709, 260 N.E.2d 200 (1970)
Marshal House, Inc. (Marshal) (plaintiff) owned housing accommodations in Brookline, Massachusetts. Marshal sued the Rent Review and Grievance Board of Brookline (board) (defendant), seeking declaratory relief against the board and the town concerning the Unfair and Unreasonable Rental Practices in Housing Accommodations bylaw (bylaw). The bylaw declared a public emergency concerning a substantial shortage of low- and moderate-income rental accommodations and empowered the board to determine a fair and reasonable rent price under the circumstances.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cutter, J.)
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