Class Action Sent Back for Recalculation of Rent Overcharges Based on 2019 Rent Law Amendments

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Tenants sued landlord in a 2009 class action, claiming rent overcharge and wrongful deregulation of apartments while landlord received J-51 tax benefits starting in July 2003, and for failing to return previously deregulated apartments to rent stabilization when the J-51 benefits commenced. Both sides appealed the court's initial ruling, which set forth a rent overcharge calculation methodology.

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Dugan v. London Terrace Gardens, LP: 2019 NY Slip Op 06578 (App. Div 1 Dept.; 9/17/19; Richter, JP, Gische, Kern, Oing, Moulton, JJ)