The California Apartment Association today filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Richmond’s rent control law.

The lawsuit, accessible here, alleges that Richmond’s rent control ordinance, approved by voters as Measure L, violates state and federal laws in several ways.

CAA also requested a temporary restraining order to halt enforcement of the measure.

Although Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Judith S. Craddick denied this request, she said she recognized the importance of the constitutional issues …

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