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Cleveland Housing Court victim restitution generates few participants
Court gave homeowners a chance to seek damages from negligent property owners.
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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There was a small turnout in Cleveland housing court today of potential victims seeking restitution from negligent property owners. Using Ohio's crime victim restitution law, Judge Raymond Pianka allowed homeowners near two notoriously neglected houses to claim damages. The program is considered to be the only one of its kind, but it did not generate much interest.
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