Triple Damages Reinstated
LVT Number: 10927
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DHCR ruled for tenant, finding a rent overcharge and imposing triple damages. Landlord appealed. The court ruled for landlord and revoked the triple damages. The DHCR appealed, and the appeals court reinstated the triple damages. Landlord hadn't proven that the overcharge wasn't willful.
Chu v. DHCR: NYLJ, p. 31, col. 6 (9/20/96) (App. Div. 2 Dept.; Bracken, JP, Krausman, Goldstein, Luciano, JJ)