No-frills Bowery hotel sues to stop lawsuit-happy tenant

TRD New York /
Nov.November 04, 2013 08:27 AM

The owners of a prominent budget hotel on the Bowery are suing one of their longtime tenants for being too trigger happy when it comes to suing them.

The Whitehouse Hotel’s owners said in their suit that they have spent over $200,000 defending themselves in court cases brought by Roland Davis, who sues “purely out of spite, ill will and in bad faith.” The hotel at 340 Bowery– which rents out tiny rooms for $30 a night — is seeking a court order that requires Davis to get approval before filing further suits on his own.

Davis has filed 23 suits against the four-story hotel in 2009, according to Whitehouse’s court papers seen by the New York Post. He has also been arrested for assaulting one of its former owners, according to the court papers.

But Davis told the Post that the hotel has several issues that have been regularly ignored by the city, and that the owners’ lawsuit is just a means to evict him from the building. [NYP]Hiten Samtani


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