Landlord Files Lawsuit Against City Of Omaha

Embattled Yale Park landlord Kay Anderson filed a complaint Monday against the city and several local officials calling the inspection process "manipulative" and "malicious."

Anderson's attorney, Jason Bruno, made the complaint available to 6 News on Monday. The 64-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court also demands a jury trial.

Anderson, who is facing 100 misdemeanors for code violations at the shuttered apartment complex, has already filed a lawsuit against the tenants of the apartment complex for damages he says they caused to the property.

The new lawsuit has been filed against the City of Omaha, Mayor Jean Stothert, Councilman Ben Gray, Chief Housing Inspector Scott Lane, City Planning Director David Fanslau, City Prosecutor Matthew Kuhse, Housing Inspector Kevin Mulcahy and organization Restoring Dignity among others.

The complaint alleges manipulative inspection processes, "malicious documents," lease violations by tenants, concealment of facts when obtaining a warrant, failure to provide notice, violations of various laws and many other things.

At one point, the complaint says, the "defendants planned and organized a show of force and public spectacle designed to intimidate, threaten, bully, harass, embarrass, and coerce Plaintiffs and create, inflate, and exaggerate issues with the Yale Park Apartments to justify their actions. Defendants raided the Yale Park Apartments, accompanied by police in full uniforms and weapons, buses, various media outlets, various code inspectors, and several third-party entities."

According to the document, Anderson is alleging his Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and 14th amendment rights were violated and asks that the defendants be held in contempt, pay damages, allow Yale Park to reopen and that those mentioned in the suit no longer be allowed on the complex property.


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