Court Approves Settlement of Class Action Claim for Habitability Issues

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Tenants sued landlord of a building complex for breach of the warranty of habitability, unjust enrichment, and injunctive relief. They claimed that there were defects in the windows, insulation, and heating/cooling units that resulted in uninhabitable temperatures. They also claimed that a faulty electrical submetering system caused excessive electricity costs for tenants. The case was certified as a class action. Tenants later withdrew the unjust enrichment claim, and the parties eventually submitted a proposed settlement to the court.

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Matter of Gateway Plaza Residents Litig.: Index No. 651023/2014, 2020 NY Slip Op 30890(U)(Sup. Ct. NY; 3/29/20; Crane, J)