UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
October 8, 1982
MULTI-FAMILY COUNCIL OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND CHANCELLOR ASSOCIATES, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHER SIMILARLY SITUATED INDIVIDUALS AND/OR BUSINESS ENTITIES HAVING FINANCIAL INTEREST IN RENTAL RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AND GLANCEY, HONORABLE JOSEPH R. PRESIDENT JUDGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUNICIPAL COURT AND SCALLY, III, BERNARD A. COURT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUNICIPAL COURT AND THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PHILADELPHIA AND BRADLEY, HONORABLE EDWARD J. PRESIDENT JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS AND GELFAND, HONORABLE EUGENE JUDGE-MOTION COURT AND SAVITT, HONORABLE DAVID N. JUDGE -- PHILADELPHIA COMMON PLEAS COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND PETITT, JR., ESQUIRE, JOHN J. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PROTHONOTARY TENANT ACTION GROUP, INTERVENING DEFENDANT MULTI-FAMILY COUNCIL OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, AND CHANCELLOR ASSOCIATES, APPELLANTS
APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA (D.C. Civil No. 81-3754)
Before: ALDISERT and HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judges and MEANOR, District Judge*fn*
This appeal from the district court's dismissal of a claim for damages and injunctive and declaratory relief under 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 requires us to consider whether the complaint stated a claim upon which relief could be granted. Plaintiff-appellants are landlords who alleged that the Philadelphia courts' failure to give priority to processing eviction claims was an abridgment of the landlords' rights to due process. After considering all of appellants' contentions, we endorse the reasoning and conclusions expressed by the Honorable Louis H. Pollak in his opinion in Multi-family Council v. Municipal Court, 541 F.Supp. 139, Civ. No. 81-3754 (E.D. Pa. March 5, 1982).
Accordingly, the judgment of the district court will be affirmed.