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Firm Partner Matthew Umhofer Defends Preliminary Injunction Requiring the City and County of Los Angeles to Act on Homelessness

July 7, 2021 – Today, on behalf of its client L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, the Firm asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the preliminary injunction issued by Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, requiring the City and County of Los Angeles to act on homelessness. Judge Carter’s forceful order required the City and County to shelter unhoused Angelenos living on Skid Row and to place $1 billion in escrow to be used for efforts to house homeless Angelenos in the rest of the City.

“We were proud to have Matthew and SLU represent us before the Ninth Circuit in this critical case,” said Don Steier, the Chair of the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights. “Matthew skillfully articulated why the Court should affirm Judge Carter’s preliminary injunction, and the importance of this case to our organization and the entire Los Angeles community.”

Watch oral argument here . Press coverage includes the Los Angeles Daily News .