Tenant Gets Attorney's Fees After Landlord Abandons Eviction Case

LVT Number: #29770

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. During a traverse hearing, landlord and tenant agreed to discontinue the case, leaving tenant's request for attorney's fees to be decided by the court. The court ruled for tenant and awarded her $30,000 in attorney's fees. Landlord then started a second eviction proceeding on the same grounds, but the court later granted an application to discontinue the case. Landlord took no action to revive its claim against tenant for nuisance. Tenant later asked the court for attorneys' fees in connection with the second case.

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