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Iowa tenants sue landlord in bed bug class action lawsuit

May 11, 2013

Remember the low income, elderly, and disabled tenants of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower in Des Moines, Iowa, who said they lived with bed bugs without treatment for more than two years? In fact, tenants claimed there was no bed bug treatment until they filed a lawsuit. We first told you about their story back […]

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Iowa low-income housing residents’ bed bugs lawsuit will proceed as class action

November 11, 2011

Remember the elderly and disabled tenants of the two bed bug-infested Des Moines, Iowa low-income buildings, Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Towers? We last mentioned this case in March 2010, when the residents filed a class action lawsuit. At the time, the tenants had already had bed bugs for more than two years. Now, the […]

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Des Moines suspects bed bug saboteur planted bag of bugs in city building

July 21, 2010

This is something I’ve been anticipating for years: the city of Des Moines, Iowa says a city building is infested with bed bugs, and they think the bugs were planted by a “bed bug saboteur.” According to the Des Moines Register, The parasitic pests were discovered about three weeks ago inside the city’s Armory Building, […]

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Tenants with bed bugs file class action lawsuit in Des Moines

March 17, 2010

Elderly and disabled residents of two buildings in Des Moines which are infested with bed bugs and other pests have filed a class-action lawsuit against their landlord. According to The Des Moines Register, the lawsuit . . . filed this week in Polk County District Court alleges that more than 250 people have suffered “unconscionable […]

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Joe Biden’s staffers suffered bed bug bites in Des Moines at Iowa Caucus

January 5, 2008

Beverly Davis, a Huffington Post blogger, is embedded with campaigners at the Iowa Caucus. She reported on 12/31 in a post entitled “Biden’s Bedbug Problem” that Biden’s campaign workers had encountered bed bugs on the campaign trail, only weeks after we heard a similar story from Mary Cheney’s past. Des Moines — “So what do […]

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Bed bugs and lawsuits; also how to find a lawyer

March 17, 2007

Bed bug lawsuits Here are some legal cases involving bed bugs which are discussed online. (Links which are internal to the blog have additional links to news reports and sometimes case information.) General lawsuits involving bed bugs Article about bed bug lawsuits in New York City (Sept. 2008) Bed bugs in the workplace Former Fox […]

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