Violation Notice Served on Secretary of State
LVT Number: 8269
The DOB issued a violation notice to landlord co-op corporation for not maintaining an elevator in a safe condition. The elevator had worn door gibs and needed a five-year test. Landlord claimed it never got a copy of the notice. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined it $75. Landlord appealed, and the ECB again ruled against landlord. The DOB served the violation notice on the New York Secretary of State in Albany. This was permitted under the Civil Practice Law and Rules and the Business Corporation Law. Even if the Secretary of State didn't forward a copy of the notice to landlord, service was complete.
City of New York v. 1577 Tenants Corporation: ECB App. No. 12389 (12/9/92) [2-page document]