Court Rules CEEFPA Applied to Ejectment Action

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Landlord sued in State Supreme Court to eject tenant from co-op apartment. The court ruled for landlord and issued a judgment and a warrant in late 2020. Tenant then filed a hardship declaration pursuant to the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (CEEFPA) enacted on Dec. 28, 2020. Landlord argued that CEEFPA applied only in housing court eviction proceedings and didn't apply in ejectment actions. The court disagreed and ruled for tenant, granting a stay of eviction until May 1, 2021.

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