Landlord Asked for Too Many Documents
LVT Number: 10193
(Decision submitted by Samuel J. Himmelstein, of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell & Gribben, attorneys for the tenant.) Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Landlord asked the court for permission to conduct pretrial questioning of tenant. The court ruled against landlord because his proposed questions were too far-reaching. Landlord asked that tenant produce too many documents, including documents such as tenant's birth certificate, social security card, and marriage certificate, which had no bearing on tenant's primary residence. Landlord was given permission to renew his request for pretrial questioning upon proper papers, including a carefully tailored request for pertinent documents.
Snow v. DeLaurentis: NYLJ, p. 26, col. 4 (11/15/95) (Civ. Ct. NY; Friedman, J)