Maryland Legal Aid has published a study of rent court proceedings in 2012 for Failure to Pay Rent (FTPR). The random sample of cases provided statistically significant results and found widespread due process problems and procedural deficiencies within cases where judgments for possession and money judgments were entered against tenants. Study here – http://www.mdlab.org/wp-content/uploads/MDLegalAid_RentCourtStudy_Release-Date-9-8-16.pdf.
Using the sample data, there were an estimated 107,000 judgments against tenants were obtained despite a failure on the part of the landlord to comply with Maryland law.
1 year. 107,000 judgments.
Full post as published in The Daily Record is found here – http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/09/20/tenants-rights-human-rights/