New Trial Needed in Security Deposit Case

LVT Number: #30872

Former tenant sued landlord in Nassau County small claims court for a refund of his security deposit. The court ruled for tenant and awarded him $1,800. Landlord appealed, and the case was reopened for a new trial. Landlord had claimed that tenant caused damage to the premises, costing $2,500 to repair. At trial, he found out that the court wouldn't accept the evidence that he had stored on his cell phone. The court also then denied his request for an adjournment.

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