Tenant Must Answer Landlord's Written Questions Before Trial
LVT Number: 7097
Landlord sued to evict tenant's son after tenant died. Landlord asked the son to answer certain written questions before trial. The son claimed that the questions were too far reaching. The court ordered the son to respond to questions asking for the return addresss listed on his W-2 form, if he'd filed federal and state income tax returns for 1988 through 1990. The son didn't have to show any financial information from his tax returns. He must also provide copies of any medical bills showing his address, without disclosing any medical information, and give the addresses where he received mail, including credit card bills, bank statements, and utility bills, and where he was registered to vote.
Cohen and Zerenowitz Realty Corp. v. Asero: NYLJ, p. 28, col. 3 (6/23/93) (Civ. Ct. Bronx; Fiorella, J)