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Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Lynn Kotler (inset) and 230 West 147th Street (Credit: NY Courts; Google Maps)

Landlords notch win as judge denies tenants in overcharge case

A Manhattan judge has denied tenants class-action status in a rent-overcharge lawsuit — a decision that landlord attorneys hailed...

Landlords notch win as judge denies tenants in overcharge case
Judge Janet DiFiore and Judge Rowan Wilson (Credit: iStock, New York State Courts)

High court decision has tenants stewing, landlords oohing

A landmark decision from New York’s highest court has elated landlords, while tenants say it puts property before people....

High court decision has tenants stewing, landlords oohing
The Court of Appeals ruled today that a portion of New York’s rent law violates due process. (Credit: iStock; UpstateNYer via Wikipedia Commons)

State’s highest court strikes down portion of rent law

The highest court in the state has struck down a portion of New York’s new rent law, concluding that...

State’s highest court strikes down portion of rent law
250 Fort Washington Ave and 310 Convent Avenue with Housing Rights Initiative’s Aaron Carr (Credit: iStock, Facebook, Google Maps)

Two more rent-overcharge lawsuits get class-action status

As the future of rent overcharge cases hangs in the balance, two major rent-overcharge cases have attained class certification....

Two more rent-overcharge lawsuits get class-action status
Rent overcharge claims against landlords are on the rise (Credit: iStock)

Rent overcharge cases pile up

At least two dozen rent overcharge cases have been brought in the five boroughs since June 2019, according to an analysis by The Real Deal, and many more could be on the way. The...

Rent overcharge cases pile up
Judge Janet DiFiore and attorney Deborah Riegel (Credit: North Country Public Radio and Rosenberg & Estis)

High court hearing rent overcharge cases puts lawyers on the spot

With untold millions of dollars at stake for landlords and tenants, the Court of Appeals in Albany grilled attorneys...

High court hearing rent overcharge cases puts lawyers on the spot
Housing Rights Initiative's Aaron Carr (Credit: iStock, Facebook)

D-Day for landlords: High court hears rent overcharge cases

ALBANY— State legislators passed a new rent law in June, but many of the details are about to be...

D-Day for landlords: High court hears rent overcharge cases
A New York court’s greenlight of a class action against Big City Realty could change the dynamic of class action suits. (Credit: iStock)

“Nightmare” for landlords: Court OK’s class action against Harlem owner

New York’s highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for a group of tenants to pursue a class action...

“Nightmare” for landlords: Court OK’s class action against Harlem owner
Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Louise Carroll

City crafting overhaul of landlord tax break

Landlords are finally getting some love from the de Blasio administration. The city is preparing a proposal to overhaul...

City crafting overhaul of landlord tax break
Steve Croman and 566 Hudson Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Steve Croman sued over illegally deregulating apartments

Notorious landlord Steve Croman is facing another lawsuit that accuses him of violating New York’s rent laws. Tenants in...

Steve Croman sued over illegally deregulating apartments
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