New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

June 2016

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

  • June 29, 20161301 Properties v. Abelson,” where ex-Dewey partners were spared liability for lease payments.

  • June 22, 2016 'Colin Realty v. Manhasset Pizza,' where the court found that the defendant did not have any "easement, license, occupancy rights, or other right of access over the plaintiff's real property," and 'AR v. GR' where a Referee ruled that the asking price for the subject home was unrealistically high following Super Storm Sandy.

  • June 15, 2016 'Picaro v. Pelham 1130,' where the NYC Department of Buildings was released from liability for violation of ADA and Fair Housing Act in relation to a landlord shutting down an elevator.

  • June 8, 2016 'Flushing LLC v. 33 Development', where the court found that a binder to a contract was only an agreement to agree, not a binding contract as some material terms were missing, and 'Dormitory Authority v. Samson Construction', where breach of contract and negligence claims against architects were allowed to proceed where the project was found to be "so affected with the public interest that the failure to perform competently can have catastrophic consequences."

  • June 1, 2016 'Soundings v. Foerster,' which held that a condo may sue to rescind a unit whose buyer hid her intent to use the unit as a day care center, and 'Andrews v. Acacia,' where a drug facility resident was afforded due process by the court.