New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

January 2016

Scott Mollen analyzed the following cases in his weekly Realty Law Digest column in the New York Law Journal (subscription required):

  • January 27, 2016 'Berkowitz v. 29 Woodmere Blvd. Owners,' where an apartment owner showed that a co-op board had discriminatory motive to reject purchasers, and '30 East 18th, LLC v. Mitchel,' where the Civil Court properly dismissed a petition for a landlord's attempt to collect an overcharge.

  • January 20, 2016 "1515 Macombs v. Jackson," where, absent proof of arrears, summary judgment dismissing nonpayment action was granted, and "Matter of New Creek Bluebelt, Phase 4," where the court awarded the claimants attorney fees under Eminent Domain law.

  • January 13, 2016Decisions involving the contract provisions governing supervision of home construction by an architect on behalf of the homeowner, a landlord's attempt to quash a tenant's subpoena of documents from the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal and a minor's succession rights to a Section 8 apartment.

  • January 6, 2016 'Beacon 109 204-206 v. Leon,' where a landlord failed to support its claim that the tenant caused leaks that damaged the lobby, and 'Deutsche Bank v. Dirende,' where the court found the petition in a post-foreclosure summary proceeding to be fatally defective.