Tenant Can't Appeal Default Judgment
LVT Number: 18835
Landlord sued to evict tenant. The court ruled for landlord based on tenant's default. Tenant later asked the court to vacate the default judgment. The court ruled against tenant. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant can't appeal a judgment that was entered on default. Also, tenant didn't show that she had an excusable default or a meritorious defense.
University Towers Assocs. v. Senior: NYLJ, 4/10/06, p. 41, col. 6 (App. T. 2 Dept.; Golia, JP, Rios, Belen, JJ)