Lawsuit to Stop Publication of City's Worst Landlords List Dismissed

LVT Number: #29973

Two landlords sued New York City's Public Advocate for damages and asked the court to stop the Advocate from publishing the city's watchlist of 100 worst landlords. The city had published the watchlist in 2015 and 2016 and listed landlords' names. Landlords claimed that the publication denied them due process and was defamatory.

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Hakim v. James: Index No. 8374/8375N-160687/16, 2019 NY Slip Op 00990 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 2/7/19; Sweeny, JP, Tom, Webber, Kahn, Kern, JJ)