Eviction Case Reopened for Tenant's Daughter Claiming Succession Rights
LVT Number: #30739
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, who didn't appear in court or answer landlord's petition. Tenant's daughter appeared in court without an attorney and signed a settlement agreement to vacate the apartment. Later, she retained an attorney who promptly asked the court to vacate the stipulation. The daughter claimed that she had a meritorious succession defense. The court ruled against the daughter, who appealed and won. The daughter, now represented by counsel, showed the existence of an arguably meritorious succession claim.
1901 Hennessy LLC v. Vicente: Index No. 570628/19, NYLJ No. 1583482055 (App. T. 1; 2/24/20; Shulman, PJ, Cooper, Edmead, JJ)