On Monday Judge Patrick McKinney heard from both sides inside a jammed-packed courtroom before delaying a decision on whether or not the women would be evicted.
The attorney for the women, Leah Simon-Weisberg, felt that was a promising sign. "So for us, that creates a lot of hopefulness in terms of his future decision," she said.
Simon-Weisberg told the judge the women should be allowed to live in the house "in the interest of justice" and based on a needs analysis of Oakland's homelessness crisis.
Wedgewood Properties' attorney Francisco Gutierrez urged McKinney to dismiss the women's claims immediately, saying, "A delay only benefits one party in this case,"