Landlord Must Pay $2,000 to HPD for Harassing Tenant

LVT Number: #29965

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for refusing to renew her expired lease. Almost immediately after a trial started, landlord asked to discontinue the case because it couldn't make out all the elements of a prima facie case. The court granted the request, and the trial continued only to consider tenant's counterclaim of harassment.

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Hilltop 161 LLC v. Philbert: 62 Misc.3d 1212(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50121(U) (Civ. Ct. NY; 1/28/19; Kraus, J)