New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

December 2016

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

  • December 28, 2016Metro Sixteen Hotel v. Davis,” where a tenant was permanently enjoined from filing further lawsuits without court approval, and “Partita Partners v. USA,” where a $4 million deduction based on a preservation easement was held not authorized under §170(h)(4)(B).

  • December 21, 2016 'Hamilton 65th Partners v. Smallbone,' where a landlord was judicially estopped from seeking holdover rent, and '700 Bklyn Realty v. Forsythe,' where a tenant who established a colorable claim of fraud and was granted discovery beyond the usual four-year look-back period.

  • December 13, 2016 'Matter of Village of South Blooming Grove v. Village of Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees,' where the court upheld Kiryas Joel's annexation of 164 acres from the town of Monroe.

  • December 6, 2016 'Aponte v. N.Y. City Housing Authority,' where tenants were granted a directed verdict on NYCHA's liability in failing to eradicate a bedbug issue.