New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

February 2016

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

  • February 24, 2016 'Septimus v. Village of Lawrence,' 'Sedgwick v. Cruz,' and 'Manning v. Forest.'

  • February 17, 2016 'Thor 725 8th Avenue v. Goonetilleke,' where the court granted the landlord judgment on a guaranty breach claim, and a reduced attorney fee award was found to be warranted.

  • February 10, 2016 'BT Holdings v. Village of Chester,' where, finding no attorney-client relationship in an Article 78 proceeding, the lawyer and firm were not disqualified, and 'Olivero v. NYCHPD,' where a succession claim to a New York City apartment was overturned.

  • February 3, 2016 'Baez v. NYCHA,' dealing with a class action alleging NYCHA's failure to abate mold and excessive moisture problems, and 'Mauriello v. Flocco,' where factual issues were raised if the doctrine of estoppel applies barring a usury defense claim.