NEW YORK SUPPLEMENT - 2ND SERIES - LEGAL REPORTER

Tenant Didn't Prove Neighbor's Dog Was Vicious

March 29, 2017    

Tenant sued neighboring tenant after neighboring tenant’s dog bit tenant. Tenant claimed strict liability and negligence. The court granted neighbor’s request to dismiss the negligence claim because New...

Landlord's Claim of Illegal Subletting Wasn't Supported by Allegation of Facts

March 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for subletting or assigning his apartment without landlord’s permission. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that landlord’s termination...

Landlord Properly Evicted Apartment Visitor

March 29, 2017    

Tenant’s visitor sued landlord, claiming that she was unlawfully evicted from tenant’s apartment. The court ruled against the visitor, who appealed and lost. The visitor was a mere licensee and not...

No Illusory Tenancy Found in Connection with Tenant's Illegal Sublet

March 29, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and subtenant for tenant’s illegal subletting. The subtenant claimed illusory tenancy. The court ruled for landlord, finding that tenant and subtenant participated in a scheme to...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Front Steps?

March 29, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence and for building code violations following his fall while descending the front steps of a two-family building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without trial, claiming...

Did Landlord Fraudulently Deregulate Apartment?

March 14, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent and asked the court to rule without a trial. The court ruled against landlord, finding that there were questions requiring a trial as to whether a fraudulent...

Landlord Can Return to Court If Bedbug Treatment Tenant Requested Doesn’t Work

March 14, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for unreasonably refusing access to the apartment in order to exterminate and remove bedbugs. Landlord’s termination notice stated that, although tenant claimed that she couldn...

Tenant Must Pay for Repair When He Caused Condition

March 14, 2017    

Public housing tenant filed an Article 78 appeal of the Housing Authority’s decision to charge tenant $8.25 to fix a clogged bathtub drain in tenant’s apartment. The court ruled against tenant. The court...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Burn Injury

March 14, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she suffered a burn injury to her head when she used a match to try to light a burner on the top of her gas stove because the stove’s igniter didn’t work. The...

Was Landlord Responsible for Attack on Tenant's Daughter?

March 14, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that landlord was negligent in failing to provide a properly locked front door at the building and that this caused her daughter’s injuries. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss...

NYC Water Board's 2017 Rate Increase and One-Time Credit Annulled

March 14, 2017    

Landlords sued the NYC Water Board after the board approved a one-time $183 credit for 664,000 owners of one-, two-, and three-family dwellings. With this rebate, the board increased charges by 2.1 percent for fiscal...

Tenant's Granddaughter Can't Get NYCHA Apartment

March 14, 2017    

NYCHA denied granddaughter’s succession rights claimed after tenant died...

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