New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

May 2017

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

  • May 30, 2017'Hendel v. Torah,' where the court found that the subject tenants no longer maintained a right of first refusal in their lease as month-to-month tenants, and 'Royal Park Investments v. HSBC Bank,' where the court denied the use of sampling of loans to prove liability.

  • May 23, 2017'Rinaldi v. Anchorage Construction,' where the court granted a non-party's motion to intervene in a breach of contract action.

  • May 16, 2017Hagman v. Swenson,’ dealing with an interior design contract viewed as a ‘mixed' transaction of a sale of goods and sale of services, and ‘River Park Residences v. Reed,’ where the court denied a motion seeking an order restoring tenants to possession of premises.

  • May 9, 20172 Perlman Drive v. Stevens," where the court denied the landlord's motion for possession, without prejudice, where the tenant refused access to exterminate for bedbugs, and "Chatham Square Owners v. Roth," where a landlord's holdover proceeding based on respondent's status as a licensee was dismissed.

  • May 2, 20177825 Realty Associates v. Doll,” where the respondent’s succession claim was rejected because the court did not find evidence that he was a non-traditional family member, and “CP JBAM Holdings v. Shapiro,” a contract case where it was held that the agent for the principal was not liable for the owner's obligations under the agreement.