Tenant's Son Involved in Drug-Related Activities
LVT Number: 13182
Landlord NYCHA held a hearing, at which tenant didn't appear, to decide whether to terminate the tenancy based on drug-related activities of tenant's adult son at the building. Tenant appealed to the court. She claimed she had missed the hearing for an excusable reason and claimed that the NYCHA should set another hearing date. The court ruled for tenant, and the NYCHA appealed. The court ruled for the NYCHA. Tenant started her court case more than four months after she received notice of the NYCHA's decision to terminate her tenancy. Tenant was required to start her case within four months.
Sumpter v. NYCHA: NYLJ, p. 27, col. 2 (4/8/99) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Sullivan, JP, Nardelli, Rubin, Mazzarelli, JJ)