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Landlord/Tenant Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet

 

AC43759 - Hlinka v. Michaels (Summary process; claim that trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over action; whether record reflected that joint owners of premises were unanimous in desire that defendant be evicted from premises; whether trial court improperly struck, sua sponte, defendant's special defense of laches; "In this summary process action, the defendant . . . appeals from the judgment of possession rendered by the trial court in favor of the plaintiff . . . . The defendant claims that the court (1) lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the action and (2) erred in striking, sua sponte, the defendant's special defense of laches. We conclude that the court had subject matter jurisdiction over the action, but we agree with the defendant's claim that the court improperly struck, sua sponte, her special defense of laches. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the trial court.")