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SRO TENANTS WERE PERMANENT RESIDENTS

HRA Clients Get Rent Protection 25 West 24th Street. Image credit: CityLaw Landlord attempted to evict three HRA clients residing in single-room-occupancy facility. In 2013 the owners of a ...
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GOOD(S) PUPPY

After purchasing a pet from Empire Puppies for $900, Blanca L. ended up with $3,672 in veterinary bills treating the sick animal. When she later filed suit to recover her damages, the Kings County ...
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

After a female employee filed a sexual harassment claim against him, Mark B., (a former Town of Hempstead Clerk), wanted “something on her,” and asked a male co-worker for indecent photos ...
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FREE HOME IMPROVEMENT

After he painted Donald E.’s home, Robert J. sued to recover payment for the work. But both the Suffolk County District Court and the Appellate Term, Second Department, didn’t think Robert ...
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FLIGHT CANCELLED

While retrieving her luggage outside a Delta Air Lines terminal, Florence S. slipped off the curb and was injured When she later sued the airline, alleging that a defective curb caused her to fall, ...
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EXTREMELY UNCOOPERATIVE?

After Isaac and Janice O. had their tenancy terminated by their cooperative landlord–Lincoln Guild Housing Corporation--the New York County Civil Court ended up siding with the tenants, and ...
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CLOSING TIME?

Tenants Reginald and Maria B. had a right to purchase the house in which they lived for $2,500,000. But after their lease expired the landlord’s trustee – Melissa K. – agreed to sell ...
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OCCUPY THIS!

135 West 13 th Street, LLC, sought possession of one of Judith & Danielle’s rent-stabilized apartment because it wasn't their “primary residence.” After trial, the New York ...
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NO WAIVES HERE

Back in 2003, when 8 Beach Street Realty settled an owners use-claim against its stabilized tenant, it gave Max B. a ten-year unregulated lease with a five-year renewal option in exchange for a waiver ...
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PAY THE MAN!

When W. Baker switched jobs, his employment contract entitled him to a “one-time guaranteed minimum bonus of $50,000.” After he only received half that sum, Baker sued his employer for ...
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WHOOPSIE!

While both the New York County Civil Court and the Appellate Term, First Department, were of the view that Masako M. hadn't used her rent-stabilized apartment as her primary residence, the ...
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BUSHED!

Ali Chamois sued Mark Gargiulo, after the latter removed forsythia bushes that were supposedly on Chamois's property. Because they both submitted surveys which showed the plants on their ...
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PROVE IT!

When the Rockville Centre Housing Authority brought a holdover proceeding against Cheana W., based on alleged criminal activity, the Nassau County District Court granted relief in the agency's ...
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EXCUSES, EXCUSES

When Ernest & Maryanna Jeremias Family Partnership filed suit to recover unpaid rent from Yuriy S., the Kings County Civil Court found that Yuriy didn’t have to remit the amounts sought ...
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CUE THE MUSIC!

While in Argentina furthering his music career, Austin N. allowed others to stay in his rent-stabilized apartment. And when his landlord -- 184-188 Claremont Investors, LLC -- later sued to recover ...
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GLORY B!

After Riverview II Preservation recovered $1,645.04 in electrical charges, Glory B. asked the Yonkers City Court to vacate the judgment on the grounds that it had been issued on “default,” ...
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RESISTANCE WAS FUTILE

Tamara W. and Enrique R. sought to get back into their rent-stabilized apartment after they were evicted by 789 St. Marks Realty Corp. While there may have been a violation of the court’s order ...
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DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS

Back in April 2009, when New York Hanover Corp. settled its holdover case against its rent-stabilized tenant, Martha Ibodli, for “unlawful rent profiteering," the landlord waived and ...
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NO ESTOPPING HIM

After John C. was evicted by Bon Aire Properties for violating his proprietary lease, because he failed to install carpeting or rugs on 90% of certain areas of his apartment, that outcome was affirmed ...
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SEASON THIS!

RSP 86 Property LLC, wanted to evict Martin S.--an 89 year-old Manhattanite rent-stabilized tenant who spent weekends and summers in the Hamptons and winters in Florida--on the grounds that his ...
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

For some eight years prior to her death, Oliver Williams lived with “Ms. Singer,” a rent-controlled tenant. When the landlord later filed a holdover to evict Mr. Williams, the New York ...
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CHRYSTAL BALL?

When Chrystal Run Village sued Debra N. -- a guarantor -- to recover damages in excess of the tenant's security deposit, the Middletown City Court opted to throw out the landlord’s case. ...
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PASS THE XANAX!

518 West 184 th Street LLC started a holdover proceeding against Viricia G., after her son David was arrested and pleaded guilty to using and selling Xanax to earn "a little extra money." ...
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THEY WANT THEIR LAWYER

Because it hadn't been fully compensated for services performed, Celi Electric Light sued the project's general contractor--Sanders Construction--and the homeowners, Benedict and Arlene ...
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COULD YOU GET ANY LOWER?

When Tewan Lowe pulled his bus up to a designated stop, an irate passenger supposedly said to him, "[I] should shoot you," and "[I] should come back and shoot you." After Lowe ...
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