BOSTON (AP) — A legal challenge to a Massachusetts ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has been dealt a setback by a state judge.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Paul Wilson on Wednesday denied a request by landlords to stop the eviction moratorium while their lawsuit against the state proceeds, saying it was unlikely they will ultimately prevail.
More hearings on a similar suit in federal court are scheduled for next week.
The pause on evictions took effect in April and was extended by Gov. Charlie Baker through at least mid-October.