Judge requires tenants in lawsuit to talk to lawyer before press

Some former tenants at Park Jefferson in South Bend, will have to watch what they say about their former landlord.

Seventeen former tenants are suing the complex after their units were among forty destroyed by fire in January.

Wednesday, the apartment complex sought a gag order, because things were being said to the press about the condition of the buildings that would not be admissible in court.

While the judge rejected the idea of imposing a full blown gag order, he did require the tenants to talk to a lawyer before speaking to the press in the future, to make sure the potential jury pool is not tainted.


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