- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An apartment rental company in Iowa is appealing a district court’s ruling in July that certified a class action lawsuit by a tenant rights group.

Apartments Downtown, Iowa City’s largest off-campus student housing provider, filed an appeal recently with the Iowa Supreme Court. The company is also challenging the district court’s ruling that deemed its lease provisions as illegal.

Iowa Tenants Project says in its lawsuit that the company charged illegal fees and withheld unreasonable amounts from security deposits through leases used from 2010 through 2014.

Christopher Warnock, an attorney leading Iowa Tenants Project, tells the Iowa City Press-Citizen (https://icp-c.com/1NuTafm ) that the appeal will delay a bench trial scheduled in November. The trial would determine any damages owed.

Messages seeking comment with Apartments Downtown were not immediately returned Wednesday.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/


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