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Blog Posts in March, 2007

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OWNER'S NOTICE SURVIVES CHALLENGE

Ninety to one-hundred and fifty days prior to the expiration of a New York City tenant's rent-stabilized lease, a landlord seeking to recover that unit for "owner's use" may serve a notice ...
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PYROPHILE EVICTED FROM RENT-CONTROLLED UNIT

Playing with fire can not only get you burned, but can also get you evicted by way of a landlord-tenant proceeding known as a "holdover." In 107-109 E. 88th St. LLC v. Nowillo, the ...
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DON'T CAPITULATE: GET A SURRENDER!

What do you do when you suspect a tenant has permanently vacated a commercial or residential space and has left others in possession (without the landlord's consent)? Without a tenant's documented ...
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THE UPS & DOWNS OF ELEVATOR CASES

Malfunctioning elevator litigation is much like a "slip and fall" dispute. It can prove to be an extremely difficult win, despite the severity of the injuries incurred. These kind of cases ...
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ADVERSE POSSESSION IN MANHATTAN? (YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!)

In a city where the value of every square inch of land seems to increase with each passing day, a growing number of New Yorkers are being forced to fight for land that is rightfully, (or wrongfully), ...
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BISHOP & STORM SPARED EXECUTION

Bishop and Storm were sentenced to death by a Suffolk County District Court Judge for attacking, and seriously injuring, Sophie. How is such a draconian result possible, you ask? Well, Bishop and ...
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KNOW YOUR CURRENT EVENTS

A list of events for the months of March, April, May and June 2007 follows. This information is supplied to our readers for informational purposes only, and does not necessarily comprise an ...
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NUISANCE: HELL OR HIGH WATER

Most people have a hard time comprehending the legal definition of the word "nuisance," and that is completely understandable. (It often confuses lots of lawyers and other real-estate ...
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BARNES & NOBLE MISHAP WASN'T NEGLIGENCE

Barnes & Noble is a great company. According to the retailer's website, it is the "No. 1 online bookseller for quality," and, the second-largest coffeehouse in the United States. With ...
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PLEASE STOP PHOTOSHOPPING ME!

There's a time and place for fun and games, but will the people hijacking my image, please cease and desist from doing so? (You don't want me slapping you with a subpoena, now do you?) Here's a link ...
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AT DEATH, JURISDICTION PARTS?

In 15th Assoc. LLC v. Pamblanco, the landlord -- 15th Associates, LLC -- won a summary holdover proceeding that it had filed against its tenant. While an appeal of the case was pending, the tenant ...
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YOU, TOO, CAN BE A REAL ESTATE TYCOON!

According to Alan Schnurman, a partner at the law firm of Zalman & Schnurman, and host of the Lawline TV show, six simple words are the key to making millions in real estate. On Wednesday, March ...
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... UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME

Chapel Bank Farm, a Delaware County dairy farm, used a motorized milking and pumping system. In May of 2004, when the system ceased functioning Ronald Kane -- an employee with Thering Sales and ...
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Believe it or not, today marks the end of our blog's first year. And, what a year it has been been. We have examined hundreds of cases, quite a few political campaigns, and an array of federal and ...
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NO HEAT OR HOT WATER IN ESTONIA?

In January 2006, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations began searching for a residence for its Ambassador, Tiina Intelman. The home was also to be used to host ...
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CO-OWNER'S INNOCENCE WON'T PREVENT VEHICLE'S FORFEITURE

Within the City of New York, police officers currently have the authority to seize vehicles purportedly utilized in furtherance of some criminal purpose. Once seized, the Police Department must begin ...
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THE BEST OF TIMES IS NOW!

On Tuesday March 13, 2007, Stephen Ross -- Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Related Companies -- appeared before a packed audience at New York Law School's Center for Real Estate ...
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WHY WOULD JESUS NEED A BONG HIT?

On January 24, 2002, the U.S. Olympic Torch Relay Team passed through Juneau, Alaska, and a local high school -- Juneau Douglas High School (JDHS) -- released its students from class to view the ...
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ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY FOR CORRUPTION?

No one is above the law... except judges, apparently. Moshe Rosenstein alleged that he was damaged when a Judge of the New York City Housing Court wrongfully entered a default judgment against him. ...
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"NO, YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET A 'FREE BITE!'"

Last week, at a class I was teaching for real estate brokers at the Real Estate Board of New York, a young lady asked the following question: "Aren't dog owners entitled to 'one free bite?'" ...
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CHURCH NOT LIABLE FOR FORMER EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL ABUSE

In Farrell v. Maiello, a young lady sued St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Parish Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center, and others, claiming negligence in the hiring, retention, and ...
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TRY NOT TO STEAL THIS ...

If you're like most Americans, you'll try to pack a day's worth of errands into a single lunch hour or during the rush-hour commute to and from work. While on cell phones, many can be overheard ...
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REMEMBER THE ALAMO?

Even though courts loathe meddling with "stipulations of settlement" or other agreements reached within the context of litigation, they are occasionally compelled to do so.* In a decision ...
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"BABY, YOU'RE THE TOPS!"

After picking up lunch from the deli counter of a local market. Donna Tenkate proceeded towards the checkout counters at the front of the store. As she passed the floral department, Tenkate decided to ...
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NYC CO-OP MUST PAY TENANT $100K

In Dole v. 106-108 West 87th Street Owners Inc., the New York County Civil Court issued an unequivocal warning to parties in a landlord-tenant case: Do what you promised, in the way that you promised, ...
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