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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 →

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 →