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.

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1901 Hennessy LLC v. Vicente: Index No. 570628/19, NYLJ No. 1583482055 (App. T. 1; 2/24/20; Shulman, PJ, Cooper, Edmead, JJ)