By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey’s eviction moratorium, which gives tenants facing hardship from COVID-19 the ability to remain temporarily in their homes if they file certain paperwork.
Phoenix landlord Ann Gregory sued the governor and a lower-court judge, claiming the moratorium unconstitutionally prevented her from evicting a family living in her Surprise rental home who owed nearly $4,000 in unpaid rent and fees. The tenants said they had lost their jobs during the pandemic.