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TAKE ME OUT ...

Samuel Amankwa was awarded $2000 by the Bronx County Civil Court for property damage suffered as a result of a "chronically leaky roof." But because that judgment was based on a ...
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HOW PRESUMPTUOUS?

When Wei Ji hired attorney W. Ng to perform certain trust and estate work, a $5,000 fee was paid. Apparently dissatisfied with that attorney's services, Wei later sued to recover the monies ...
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ABHORRING A VACUUM?

Natalia Portnov sued Rainbow Seven Color to recover the monies paid for a new vacuum cleaner. Even though she missed the applicable 3-day window to pull out of the deal, Natalia argued that the ...
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LASCIVIOUS LOAN?

When Lloyd R. sued to recover a $1,000, Loreen G. insisted that the loan was never carried out because Lloyd had allegedly sought sexual favors as a condition for its grant. While the New York County ...
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LOST THEIR SHIRTS

In Fantastic Fabrics & Promotions, Inc. v. Silverman, the Nassau County District Court awarded $900 to Fantastic Fabrics for shirts the company had supposedly made. But since it was unclear how ...
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SILVER & GOLD

Brenda Rowe filed suit in Binghamton City Court claiming that Silver & Gold Expressions allegedly stole her diamond ring and other jewelry during an appraisal and sale of her property. And an ...
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BIG FISH, SMALL POND

When Adrian Rangel sued his employer--Lily Pond Nursing Home--in Richmond County Small Claims court to recover unpaid wages, the parties agreed to arbitration. But when the case went in Adrian's ...
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VANDALIZED & VICTIMIZED?

When Michael Marom sued his neighbors--for allegedly vandalizing some survey markers and for intentionally interfering with construction by parking their car in a way which blocked access to his ...
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NOT SET IN STONE

Because Donna Scott offered no expert testimony, and presented no invoices supporting her $2000 claim against Time Warner for damaging her television set, the Queens County Civil Court dismissed her ...
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A MISCONNECTION

Paderno Konstantin sued Aerosvit Airlines after a flight delay -- from Kiev, Ukraine -- made him miss a connection to Tel Aviv, which, in turn, caused him to arrive in New York some thirteen hours ...
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OPENING UP THE SEA GATE

Svetlana Zelinskaya refused to pay dues and special assessments to Sea Gate Association claiming that she never agreed to pay such charges nor was informed that she was required to do so when she ...
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WHO'S THE LANDLORD?

Sharlene Crowder sued Martin LaGrande for the return of her security deposit. Although a corporate entity was named as the landlord on Crowder's lease, LaGrande countersued for damage to the ...
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WHO HOLDS THE KEE?

Based on his claim that his landlord had used a destructive chemical spray while treating a bedbug condition in his apartment, Rick Kee was awarded $2000 in damages by the Bronx County Civil Court. On ...
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SOME STATUS QUO

Jay Carter had an agreement with Kerry Flaherty, a paralegal, to provide "legal advice/Paralegal [services]" and paid $3,500. Dissatisfied with Flaherty's work, Carter sued for a refund ...
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NOBODY DOESN'T LIKE CLARALEE

Claralee Irobunda thought she was wiring $2,000 to her sister-in-law, Ogechi Irobunda Ogbuekiri, who lives in Nigeria. And after making that transfer, Claralee provided Ogechi with a "control ...
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SICK PUP

Maggie Rotunda sued to recover $1,200 in medical expenses she incurred after she was gifted a dog with a genetic heart defect. When the City Court of Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County) dismissed her ...
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LOW RENT?

On June 7, 2008, Edsheeka Woodson moved out of a place she had been renting on a month-to-month basis. When her landlord, Leo Smith, later filed a small claims case against her, the Queens County ...
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UNDRESSED?

Alla Landa sued Organic Cleaners, after her evening dress was damaged. When the Nassau County District Court awarded the lady $1,456.21, an appeal to the Appellate Term, Second Department, followed. ...
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IS THIS UNAMERICAN?

Katia Maguire checked her luggage--which contained expensive camera equipment--with American Airlines prior to her flight to Seattle, Washington. When her bag was lost, she sued the carrier and was ...
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IN THE TIMES: ON SECURITY DEPOSITS

This piece appeared in the Real Estate Section of Sunday's New York Times Landlord Holds Tight To Security Deposit By Jay Romano Q I moved out of a building in Brooklyn two years ago, and the owner ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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CHOPPED!

Before John Rodriguez went on a week's vacation, he left Chopper--his eight-month-old Rottweiler--with AAA Veterinary Clinic. When he returned, the dog was allegedly "filthy," acted strangely, and was ...
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FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY?

Because he supposedly failed to give enough notice that he wasn't going to renew his lease, Peter Schlesinger's landlord refused to return a $4,300 security deposit. After a nonjury trial, the Nassau ...
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NO BICKERING, PICKERING

When Yolanda Pickering sued her former landlords for failing to return her security deposit, they countersued claiming she owed them three months rent. Because the building contained an illegal ...
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TAKEN FOR A RIDE

Although he was legally entitled to retrieve his motorcycle, every time John McGrath went to his ex-wife's home, she rebuffed his efforts--claiming the vehicle was blocked by other items stored in the ...
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