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New York City Tenant Law

PRESS RELEASE: CLASS ACTION FILED AGAINST MATTHEW BENDER / LEXISNEXIS FOR LAW BOOK’S INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

A class action suit filed yesterday in New York State Supreme Court alleges that the “New York Landlord-Tenant Law” book, commonly known as the “Tanbook,” published by Matthew Bender, a division of LexisNexis, contains numerous omissions and inaccuracies rendering it completely unreliable to its purchasers. The book, currently selling for $120.00, is widely used by numerous attorneys, judges, tenant advocates…read more →

NEW YORK TIMES: On the List, and Not in a Good Way – A Tenant Blacklist, Culled From Tedium

On the List, and Not in a Good Way A Tenant Blacklist, Culled From Tedium By JULIE SATOW OCT. 16, 2014 At New York City Housing Court, on the second floor of a dingy office building in Lower Manhattan, a woman sits quietly with a shawl pulled around her shoulders, looking up names on an old government computer and copying…read more →

NYC Consumer Debt Defense Project: Podcast 6: The Intersection of FDCPA and L&T Law

In this episode, we take a look at the intersection of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and L&T law. To help us do that, we spoke with James Fishman, from the law firm of Fishman & Mallon. We spoke with Mr. Fishman about his pioneering use of consumer protection statutes in the housing law area. In particular, we spoke…read more →

WNYC: Tenant ‘Blacklists’ Make It Difficult to Rent

By Mirela Iverac New Yorkers who end up in Housing Court can end up on a so-called tenant “blacklist” that can make it harder to find a new place to live. The lists are kept by tenant screening companies with support from the court system itself — which sells the data to the companies. Landlords and management companies review those…read more →

Tenants Awarded 50K in Attorney’s Fees in Dispute with Landlord!

Tenants Awarded Fees in Dispute With Landlord Brendan Pierson New York Law Journal 2013-11-22 00:00:00.0 Manhattan Civil Court Housing Part Judge Arlene Hahn (See Profile) recently awarded more than $49,000 in legal fees to tenants who prevailed in a rent dispute with their landlord. The award included “fees on fees” and attorney fees on appellate motions the tenants lost. The…read more →

Landlord Lawyers Slammed After Suing Tenant for Rent Not Owed

James Fishman, assisted by Jennifer Addonizio Rozen and associate Susan Crumiller recently won a significant victory on behalf of New York City tenants in Lee v. Kucker & Bruh (“K&B”) that should have a major impact on the way landlords bring non-payment eviction cases in the Housing Court. Our client, Raymond Lee, is an elderly rent controlled tenant who lived…read more →

The Real Deal: Washington Heights renter prevails in “game changer” case

  By David Jones Law firm Kucker & Bruh will have to cough up $22,000 to an 82-year-old Washington Heights tenant, who claimed the firm launched a bogus eviction case against him on behalf of a landlord client — a case said to be the first of its kind. Rafael Lee, a resident of 810 West 183rd Street, claimed the…read more →

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