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IPFS News Link • California

Squatters break into a vacant home in Oakland then demand the owners allow them to live there...

•, Sean Walton

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,"