Major Cases

Appellate Cases

  • Matter of GVS Props. LLC v Vargas

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  • Dugan v. London Terrace Gardens LP (HSTPA of 2019 applies to pending overcharge class action – all rent history “reasonably necessary” to determine the legal rent should be examined and tenant can collect for six years of overcharges)

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  • June 2019

    Kuzmich V. 50 Murray Street Acquisition LLC

    (421-g apartments not subject to deregulation)(Court of Appeals June 2019)

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  • April 2019

    Tres Realty LLC v Ta-Wei Yu

    Appellate Term, First Department 2019 (Landlord not entitled to summary judgment in succession holdover solely on basis of person claiming succession having an F-1 student visa)

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  • December 2018

    Nolte vs. Bridgestone Associates

    court upholds trial court decision that the landlord fraudulently deregulated the apartment, freezes rent, grants trebles damages, uses default formula to calculate rent and awards legal fees

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  • October 2018

    601 West 136th Street HDFC v. Yvette Tsiropoulos

    HDFC unreasonably rejected remaining family member application of daughter of deceased tenant on the basis of not being financially responsible. Daughter was able to pay the maintenance and lack of tax returns and period of withholding maintenance, under the circumstances, did not make her financially irresponsible.

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  • March 2018

    GVS Properties v. Vargas (AT First Dept)

    (owner cannot collect rent where there is an invalid certificate of occupancy)

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Lower Court Cases

  • 116 Avenue C Investors LLC v. David Wright (Civil Court, NY Co)

    DHCR registration falsely stating that building was converted to condominium/coop and therefore apartment is exempt from rent stabilization requires rent frozen at $73.50, the last reliable rent registered in 1999, pursuant to Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act which repealed the “four year look back rule.”

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  • June 2019

    Kuzmich v. 50 Murray/West v. 90 West Street

    421-g apartments not subject to deregulation

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  • April 04, 2018

    Golden Horse v. DHCR

    Sup Ct, NY Co (illegal use of apt does not preclude it being rent stabilized, landlord Article 78 dismissed)

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  • February 26, 2018

    Sau Mei Chan v. Doe

    Petitioner commenced these holdover proceedings to recover the subject apartments located at 71-38 71st Street, Glendale. Prior to commencement petitioner served Thirty Day Notices terminating respondents' tenancies effective September 30,2017.

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  • December 14, 2017

    Arrojo and Finstad v. Serdula (Civil Court, NY County)

    Owner’s use proceeding dismissed where owner failed to offer tenant 62-years old or older an equivalent or superior rent-stabilized apartment. Agreement to charge stabilized rents not sufficient.

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  • November 29, 2017

    Cooper and Holland vs. 85th Estates and Greenthal

    (SC, NY Co) (court finds overcharges and sets rent based on "default" formula where landlord failed to offer sufficient evidence of renovations and treated apartments as deregulated while in receipt of J51 benefits)

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  • October 4, 2017

    Nolte v. Bridgestone (Sup Ct, NY Co 2017)

    tenant granted summary judgment, apartment stabilized on basis of J51, court finds fraud and sets rent based on default formula with rent freeze, treble damages and attorneys fees

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