Deceased Tenant's Girlfriend Has No Claim on Prior Landlord-Tenant Settlement

LVT Number: #29859

Landlord signed a settlement agreement in 2009 with rent-stabilized tenants in connection with the building's demolition. The girlfriend of one tenant who died later sued other tenants and their attorney, claiming legal malpractice and breach of contract. She argued that the deceased tenant's shares of the settlement were wrongly distributed to the other tenants. The tenants and their attorney asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled in their favor. The girlfriend appealed and lost.

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Dilek v. Rozenholc: Index No. 7698, 2018 NY Slip Op 08349 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 12/6/18; Friedman, JP, Mazzarelli, Kern, Oing, JJ)