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LA city, county seek dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

The city and county of Los Angeles are seeking dismissal of a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness that demands local government find shelter for thousands of people.
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FILE - A jogger runs past a homeless encampment in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles on June 8, 2021. The city and county of Los Angeles are seeking dismissal of a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness that demands local government find shelter for thousands of people living on the streets. Attorneys for the city and county have filed dismissal motions in federal court. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

LOS ANGELES — The city and county of Los Angeles are seeking dismissal of a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness that demands local government find shelter for thousands of people living on the streets.

Attorneys for the city and county filed dismissal motions in federal court last week. 

The lawsuit by the LA Alliance for Human Rights alleges that inaction by the city and county on the problem has created a dangerous environment. 

Skip Miller, a lawyer for LA County, calls the lawsuit well-meaning, but legally flawed. 

A policy adviser for the alliance said the city and county should be focusing resources on getting as many people off the streets as possible.

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