From left: 505 West 47th Street and Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass,
co-founders of Parkview Developers
A federal district judge late last week ruled that 35 buyers at the 505 Condominium in Hell’s Kitchen should get their escrow deposits refunded, overturning an earlier verdict for Parkview Developers in this closely watched case involving the Interstate Land Sales Disclosure Act.
In June 2009, 53 buyers filed suit in U.S. District Court alleging that Parkview, led by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, failed to provide the buyers with property reports at the building, at 505 West 47th Street. Eighteen of the buyers settled with the developers or closed on their purchases before a federal district judge dismissed the case in December 2010.
On Sept. 28, Judge Lawrence McKenna reversed the 35 buyers ruling, citing a reversal earlier this year in the case by Lola Bodansky against the Fifth on the Park condominium. … [more]