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Tenants Can Bring Roberts Type Cases as Class Actions

On April 25, 2013 the Appellate Division, First Department issued three decisions that answered lingering questions regarding whether a Roberts-style case would be allowed to move forward as a class action.  In all three cases, the First Department decided that they could, allowing tenants to waive treble damage claims that would have triggered the penalty restriction in New York’s class…read more →

Landlord Faces Largest Fine Ever Issued For Refusal to Provide Accommodations to a Disabled Tenant

Queens Supreme Court Justice Frederick Sampson recently upheld a $125,000 fine, and $60,000 in damages, levied against a landlord who, in violation of the law, refused to provide accommodations to a handicapped tenant, and then subsequently installed surveillance cameras as a retaliatory measure to harass the paralyzed woman.  The fine was the largest of its kind ever imposed by the…read more →

The Gotham Gazette: Blacklisting Tenants

by Joe Lamport Feb 2006 When Adam White withheld rent from his landlord in 1996 for failing repeatedly to repair a serious leak in his ceiling, he was doing what he knew New York tenants have the right to do when landlords fail to make vital repairs. The landlord started eviction proceedings against him, but they settled the dispute quickly…read more →