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Nobody beats the Wizig? Property owner's blight case delayed by bankruptcies

Nobody beats the Wizig? Property owner's blight case delayed by bankruptcies

Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal's bankruptcy desk takes note of Baltimore City and the nonprofit Community Law Center's fight with Scott Wizig, who owns about 140 vacant and run-down properties in Baltimore. Wizig has apparently put a few of his LLCs into bankruptcy and asked that the CLC's suit—which covers 57 of Wizig's houses—be delayed. With the CLC as their lawyer, six community associations are demanding $8 million in damages under an ordinance called the "The Community Bill of Rights." In September, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Pamela White ordered Wizig to bring 49 of the houses up to code by the end of October. "However,...

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