Court Strips Elderly Woman of Her Home and Ruins Her Life

A tree falls on an elderly woman’s home—and a court run without due process or oversight takes everything from her

After a tree fell on her house, IJ client Sarah Hohenberg’s journey through Memphis’ Environmental Court left her bankrupt, homeless, stripped of her possessions, and a fugitive from the law. We discuss how this happened—and how IJ’s new lawsuit aims to end this kind of abuse.