Landlord Co-op Can Evict Shareholder Tenant for Objectionable Conduct

LVT Number: #30712

Landlord, a cooperative housing corp., sued to evict shareholder tenant for objectionable conduct. After 20 years of nuisance behavior and repeated written notices, landlord's board of directors held a special meeting and voted unanimously to terminate shareholder's proprietary lease. Landlord asked the court to rule without trial. The court ruled for landlord. Applying the business judgment rule, the court deferred to landlord's decision to terminate the co-op shareholder's tenancy.

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