Tag Archives: Housing Court

New pro bono service for Housing Court tenants

Great news. It’s called Poverty Justice Solutions: New Class of Tenant Advocates New York Law Journal September 3, 2015    Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman met Tuesday with recent law school graduates who will spend the next two years as fellows … Continue reading

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In praise of Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate: she’ll sue

Ms. James has filed more lawsuits against mostly city agencies than her three immediate predecessors combined over 20 years. Source, New York Times: Letitia James’s Ease in the Courtroom Informs Her Role as Public Advocate Ms. James, who was a … Continue reading

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Rent stabilized tenants win in Housing Court

Another landlord-tenant case in NYC Housing Court, this one involving a rent-stabilized tenant who was awarded additional rent abatements because his landlord (1461 Amsterdam Avenue LLC: I’d suggest you not rent there) had failed to make necessary repairs (“rent-impairing condition,” … Continue reading

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