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The DC Code: § 42-3102 Action to abate.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
a
Wherever there is reason to believe that a drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance exists, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, the Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, or any community-based organization may file an action in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to abate, enjoin, and prevent the drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance.
b
Such actions shall be commenced by the filing of a complaint in the Civil Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against any person alleging the facts constituting the drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance.
c
Such actions shall be in equity and shall be tried without a jury.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-3302. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-81 substituted "drug or prostitution-related" for "drug-related". D.C. Law 18-259 substituted "drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related" for "drug or prostitution-related". Temporary Addition of Section See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3101. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary addition of chapter, see notes to § 42-3101. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-194, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3101. For Law 16-81, see notes following § 42-3101. For history of Law 18-259, see notes under § 42-3101. DC CODE § 42-3102 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-194, § 3, 45 DCR 7978; Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-81, § 3(b), 53 DCR 1050; Nov. 6, 2010, D.C. Law 18-259, § 7(b), 57 DCR 5591.)