Tenant's Illegal Lockout Claim Dismissed

LVT Number: #30871

Tenant sued landlord in 2015, claiming illegal lockout and breach of the warranty of habitability. Tenant also sought $1 million in damages. Although tenant filed the case in State Supreme Court, the court transferred the case to the Civil Court. Tenant then claimed that he was trial-ready and landlord asked the court for permission to amend its answer to include additional defenses.

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Milton v. Subraj: Index No. 2018-69QC, 2020 NY Slip Op 50685(U)(App. T. 2 Dept.; 6/5/20; Weston, JP, Aliotta, Siegal, JJ)