New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

December 24, 2014

In his weekly Realty Law Digest column (subscription required), Scott Mollen analyzes two notable cases. In The New York State Division of Human Rights v. 111 East 88th Partners, the court held that past medical conditions and speculation about possible future conditions are insufficient to support an unlawful discrimination claim arising from a landlord’s refusal to allow an alleged “support dog.” In Beekman Delameter Properties v. Village of Rhinebeck Zoning Board of Appeals, the court held that an extension of a Zoning Board of Appeals variance is rendered nullified due to the applicant’s failure to apply for modification while the variance was still valid.