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Supreme Court finds certified mail notices unconstitutional

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Friday the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a state law allowing landlords to notify tenants of eviction hearings by certified mail is unconstitutional.

The ruling tosses out rules that consider service of notice complete when a letter is mailed without proof the letter was received. The court noted that certified mail may not be delivered in time to give tenants an opportunity to prepare for a hearing.

The case involved the War Eagle Apartments in Sioux City.

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