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Blog Posts in January, 2008

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HOW BAD IS YOUR LANDLORD?

Two hundred buildings have made the list of the "most poorly maintained multiple dwellings" in the City of New York. Of the 200 structures identified by the New York City Department of ...
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WOMAN KEEPS APARTMENT (DEPITE BEING MARRIED TO A JERSEYITE)

In 60 West 57 Realty, Inc. v. Durante, 60 West 57 Realty brought a nonprimary-residence holdover proceeding against Loretta Durante. The case was based on the allegation that Durante "made only ...
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HOW CONDITIONAL WAS THIS?

It's hard to believe this property dispute made its way up to the Appellate Division... but it did. In Yang v. Chin, the parties' contract of sale provided, in pertinent part, as follows: Due to ...
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CITIBANK FOUND LIABLE FOR DAMAGE

Often times, it's not just a matter of leaving space when a lease has expired. The premises must be left in good condition and usually -- but not always -- restored to the condition they were in prior ...
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PRESERVATION PERSPECTIVES?

Robert B. Tierney, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, will speak at the next City Law Breakfast forum. He will offer his "Perspectives on Preservation." Friday, February 15, ...
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DISPUTE TAX OR DIE!

In 115 E. 9th St. Retail v. STA Travel, Inc. , 115 E. 9th St. Retail filed a nonpayment case against its tenant, STA Travel, Inc. (STAT). At issue was STAT's failure to pay its real-estate tax ...
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"I'LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN!"

In the Matter of Anthony M., Anthony appealed from a Bronx County Family Court decision which found him guilty of attempted petit larceny, declared him a juvenile delinquent, and, imposed a 9-month ...
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DON'T WAIT, SUE!

In Academy Street Associates, Inc. v. Spitzer, Academy Street Associates, Inc. (Academy) brought a case to force Elliot Spitzer -- then the Attorney General of the State of New York (A.G.) -- to ...
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LUCAS IS A GUEST CORRESPONDENT FOR THE TIMES!

We're pleased to announce that our partner, Lucas A. Ferrara, has been selected to serve as a "guest correspondent" for the New York Times. Starting today, through January 30, 2008, Lucas ...
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THE SUBPRIME FIASCO: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

The Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) and Professor Andrew Berman, Director cordially invite you to the CRES Breakfast Forum on The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Implications for the Real Estate ...
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MULTIPLE DISCONTINUANCES: IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED

In litigation, you usually don't get a second bite at the apple. But there are times when attorneys realize that their cases are so riddled with problems that it makes sense to end -- or ...
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JAMES BOND: LICENSE TO SUE

In Sultan v. Connery, New York County Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman addressed an array of claims that had been filed against Sean Connery (of James Bond fame), his family, lawyers, and ...
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BREAKING THE FAST WITH SCOTT STRINGER

You are invited to a special breakfast on January 29th, featuring Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who will join City Hall for an On/Off the Record. The event will feature a half hour ...
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"KEEP FIGHTING. MY FATHER WOULD BE PROUD."

Several days ago, as we began the week honoring his father's legacy, Martin Luther King, III released a letter which strongly urged one presidential candidate to continue "fighting the ...
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HOW ABOUT A WATERGUN?

After spending an afternoon smoking marijuana, five teenagers transitioned to other activities and a fifteen-year old, named Harley Courts, eventually wound up taking a paintball to the eye. Harley's ...
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CENTER'S NEGLECT LEADS TO ABUSE

In Laura I.M. v. Hillside Children's Ctr., Laura filed a negligence suit against Hillside Children's Center, a treatment facility for emotionally challenged children. Sergey R., a minor with a history ...
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"A NEW DEFINITION OF GREATNESS"

The King Center 's website opens with an excerpt from " The Drum Major Instinct," a sermon delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 4, ...
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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

A number of readers have asked whether we've seen that indoctrination video Tom Cruise made for the Church of Scientology. On the off-chance you haven't see it, here's a link to one of the few ...
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ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE DID NOT STOP HOLDOVER

In Bailey v. Suarez, the tenant sought to dismiss a residential holdover proceeding on the grounds that the building's leases had been assigned to a lender as security for a mortgage and that the ...
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BERNARD NUSSBAUM SPEAKS

Bernard W. Nussbaum, former counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton, will be speaking at Central Synagogue on Friday, January 25, 2008. Mr. Nussbaum's will address: "The Government's ...
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"...WIN JUST ONE FOR THE GIPPER"

For the past 25 years, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has sponsored an annual high school mock trial tournament open to all 9th through 12th graders in public and nonpublic schools. The ...
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SERVICE WAS NOT A FAMILY AFFAIR

If you love soaps, you are going to want to read the Appellate Term's decision in Bakht v. Akhtar. In that holdover case, Shirin Akhtar was being evicted by her in-laws. Although she was only a ...
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A DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL CAREER COMES TO AN END

Join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, as we honor an outstanding jurist: Honorable Stephen G. Crane, an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. After 27 years on the bench, ...
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U.S. SUPREMES REVERSE LOPEZ-TORRES

NEWSFLASH! The United States Supreme Court has reversed the Second Circuit's decision in the Lopez-Torres case. Incredibly, our nation's highest court has acknowledged that "'smoke-filled rooms' ...
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"37" DOESN'T EQUAL "2"

Richard Israel was interested in purchasing 20 acres (of a 23-acre parcel) which had been owned by Daniel Charnews. The contract of sale required Israel to obtain approval from the Southold Town ...
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