As reported by Natalie Sherman in the Baltimore Sun:
A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the owners of problem properties.
Judge Pamela J. White found that 49 properties owned by Scott Wizig and corporate affiliates represented legal nuisances, with “unsafe and uninhabitable” conditions that have not been fixed despite requests by community groups and notices of violations of the building code. Community groups are “entitled” to a judgement, she wrote in the July 31 order.
We’ve written about Scott Wizig many times before, along with his blighted homes in Baltimore. It’s nice to see that other people have taken notice of his neglect in our communities and took action — kudos to the Community Law Center for this win! Considering he was tossed out of Buffalo, NY by a judge — perhaps he’ll leave Baltimore as well.
You can read the full text of the Baltimore Sun article here.