Trial Needed to Decide Brother's Succession Claim

LVT Number: #30140

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's brother after tenant died. The brother claimed succession rights. Landlord asked the court to rule in its favor without trial. Landlord claimed that the brother forged tenant's signature on renewal leases after tenant died. The court ruled for landlord. The brother appealed, and the case was reopened. While there were serious and troubling issues concerning the forgery of tenant's signature on renewal leases after her death, the brother denied that he forged the signature or knew who did so.

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Park Tower South Company, LLC v. Mandal: 63 Misc.3d 134(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50471(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 4/5/19; Shulman, PJ, Ling-Cohan, Edmead, JJ)