Co-op Gets Attorney's Fees in Nonpayment Case

LVT Number: #24626

Landlord cooperative corporation sued in 2004 to evict tenant shareholder for nonpayment of maintenance.  The court ruled for landlord in 2006. While the case was pending the co-op also voted to terminate tenant's proprietary lease and cancel his shares. The co-op then brought an ejectment action against tenant, won the case, and sold his apartment for $4.2 million. The co-op held that portion of the proceeds applicable to the housing court judgment along with additional recoverable legal fees and expenses not included in that judgment.

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