Landlord Can Get Tenant's E-Z Pass Records
LVT Number: 15720
(Decision submitted by Joseph J. Farca of the Manhattan law firm of Borah Goldstien Altschuler Schwartz & Nahins, PC, attorneys for the landlord.)
Landlord sued to evict tenant from rent-stabilized apartment based on nonprimary residence. Landlord subpoenaed E-Z Pass records to help prove that tenant primarily resided in Easthampton, Long Island. The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority asked the court to quash the subpoena, claiming that it had a privacy interest in the records. The court ruled against the authority. The state legislature didn't exclude relevant E-Z Pass records from production in court cases. The authority must make the records available to landlord.