New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

May 2016

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

  • May 25, 2016 'Terzo v. 33 Fifth Avenue,' where transfer of a co-op to the deceased shareholders's sons was upheld, and 'Israel Realty v. Shkolnikov,' where the court found that even if certain work done to an apartment was mandated by law, it can still be the basis of a constructive eviction claim by the tenant.

  • May 18, 201678 Havemeyer v. Abuzaid,” “Mansfield Owners v. Phillip,” and “JP Morgan Chase v. Barbara.”

  • May 11, 2016 'Reinhard v. Connaught Tower Corp,' where the court granted a co-op owner 100 percent abatement on a constructive eviction claim for smoke infiltration; and 'West 97th St. Realty Corp. v. Aptaker,' where a tenant was denied dismissal of a holdover eviction petition.

  • May 4, 2016 "Rebenwurzel v. Swieca," where the court denied summary judgment to a real estate broker seeking a brokerage commission.