NYLJ Eastern District Roundup
Necessary Detention; No Article III Standing; Rent Law Claims Dismissed
This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Eric Komitee ordered defendant, charged with acting as an agent of a foreign government, to be detained pending trial. Judge Ann M. Donnelly held that participants in a particular employee benefit plan had no Article III standing to challenge the management of the plan where they could point to no “injury in fact.” And Judge Komitee dismissed, with certain exceptions, Section 1983 claims brought by landlords and landlord advocacy groups challenging the 2019 amendments to New York state’s rent stabilization laws.