Virtual Trial Doesn't Deny Tenants Due Process

LVT Number: #31120

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent in 2017. Other apartment occupants responded, claiming that they were the rightful tenants. They also claimed rent overcharge and that the monthly rent should be reduced from $2,100 to $1,450. After eight adjournments, including a six-month delay to permit pretrial questioning, the case was sent to a trial part in early March 2020 and the court scheduled a conference for March 28. That was cancelled due to the court lockdown on March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID pandemic.

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