News Story (Delaware)
Delaware Public Media
June 7, 2019
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Aid Society (Delaware)
Porton said features of a state’s court system often shape the rate of eviction. He said they’ve seen this nationally.
CLASI attorneys Dan Atkins and Meghann Karasic say many Delaware tenants don’t understand their legal rights and obligations under state law. But they also take aim at the state’s court process, which they say can be unfair to tenants facing eviction.
Many tenants facing evictions don’t have lawyers. Karasic says because the court process in Delaware moves so fast, someone may be evicted in just six weeks’ time.