Landlord Didn't Identify Known Occupants by Name in Court Papers

LVT Number: #30316

Landlord sued to evict tenant and other occupants named as "John Doe" and "Jane Doe." Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case because, although landlord knew the occupants' names, he didn't identify them by name in the court papers. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord knew the occupants' names since they were tenant's family members and had lived in the unit for almost 10 years.

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Oehlich v. Rosas: 2019 NY Slip Op 51109, NYLJ No. 1563175908 (City Ct. Middletown; 7/10/19; Guertin, J)