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Supreme Court cases (2000-2009) - Landlord Tenant law

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While there is no federal landlord tenant law, the issues that have gone up to the Supreme Court have stemmed from terms in lease agreements that have had to be interpreted in the context of federal treaties or statutes. For more US Supreme Court cases, you may wish to visit the FindLaw US Supreme Court Center.

Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co. (2008)

In a discrimination, breach of contract, and bad faith suit brought in Tribal Court by an Indian couple against a non-Indian bank, which sold land that it owned, and had previously leased to plaintiffs, on a tribal reservation to non-Indians, judgment and award for plaintiffs is reversed where the tribal court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate a discrimination claim concerning the non-Indian bank's sale of fee land it owned.

Hall Street Assocs., L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc. (2008)

The statutory grounds provided by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) for expedited judicial review to confirm, vacate, or modify arbitration awards are exclusive, as opposed to mere threshold provisions open to expansion by agreement. In a dispute between a commercial landlord and tenant-manufacturer, involving arbitration of the applicability of a lease indemnification provision for failure to comply with environmental laws, the Ninth Circuit's judgment is vacated and the case remanded for further proceedings.

Department of Housing and Urban Dev. v. Rucker (2002)

Section 1437d(l)(6) of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1998, 42 U.S.C. 11901(3), gives local public housing authorities discretion to evict public housing tenants when either a member of the tenant's household or a guest engages in drug-related criminal activity, regardless of whether the tenant knew, or had reason to know, about such activity.


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