Landlord Didn't Wait Too Long to Start Case
LVT Number: 12381
(Decision submitted by Sabrina B. Isaacs of the Manhattan law firm of Kucker Kraus & Bruh, LLP.) Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant owed several years' worth of back rent. Tenant claimed that landlord waited too long to bring its case and that the case should be dismissed. The court ruled against tenant. Landlord's delay wasn't unreasonable or inexcusable. Landlord and tenant had continuously been engaged in litigation for a number of years. So landlord didn't deliberately delay in beginning the nonpayment case.
ROC Century Assoc. v. May: L&T Index No. 55553/95 (2/13/98) (Civ. Ct. NY; Rashford, J) [6-page document]