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November 2013 Archives

TESTIMONY OF SERGE JOSEPH IN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO HPD MITCHELL-LAMA REGULATIONS

My name is Serge Joseph. I am a partner in the law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph. The attorneys in our firm represent individual tenants and Tenant Associations in many HPD-supervised Mitchell-Lama developments throughout the City, including in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

TESTIMONY OF DAVID HERSHEY-WEBB OPPOSING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULES GOVERNING CITY-AIDED LIMITED PROFIT HOUSING COMPANIES AT HPD HEARING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2013

My name is David Hershey-Webb, I am a partner at Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph. We represent tenants, tenants associations, co-op shareholders and condo unit owners. Over the years we have represented numerous Mitchell Lama Tenants Associations and individual tenants. Most recently I argued and won a case at the New York State Court of Appeals, Murphy v. DHCR, which upheld the right of succession for Mitchell Lama family members, including non-traditional family members, in DHCR supervised buildings.

Class Action Law Suits and Tenants Rights

Class Action law suits allow claims to be brought on behalf of many people who have been adversely affected by the actions of the defendant. Often times the individual claims are small but in the aggregate can be huge. For example, a credit card company that charged a fraction of a percent more than allowed by law may owe one million customers $10 each. Not enough for any individual to sue but as a class of one million, another matter altogether.