Tenants Held in Contempt for Not Paying Rent While Case Was Pending
LVT Number: 14373
Landlord sued to evict tenants. The court ruled that while the case was pending, tenants should pay monthly rent. In a separate case, another court had ordered the delay of tenants' eviction while they appealed. So tenants claimed that they didn't have to pay rent. The court ruled against tenants and held them in contempt of court for not complying with the prior order to pay. The court gave landlord a money judgment of over $18,000 and told tenants it would lift the contempt finding if tenants paid the back rent.
Takaya v. Syndicom Corp.: NYLJ, 8/30/00, p. 23, col. 5 (Civ. Ct. NY; Elsner, J)