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Posted: June 1, 2019

Landlord Changing Locks Constitutes Eviction

On May 30, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Mauray Realty Co. v. Advantage Plastics, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 04299, holding that a landlord changing the locks on a premises constitutes an actual eviction, explaining: Although plaintiffs landlords argue that changing the locks did not amount to an eviction, the Court of... Read more »

Posted: May 26, 2019

Statute of Frauds Did Not Bar Claim Based on Alleged Oral Contract for Real Estate Commission

On May 23, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Elhanani v. Kuzinez, 2019 NY Slip Op. 04042, holding that the Statute of Frauds did not bar a claim based on an alleged oral contract for a real estate commission, explaining: The complaint alleges that plaintiff Eran Elhanani, a real estate broker, and defendant... Read more »

Posted: May 23, 2019

Plaintiff Adequately Alleges Negligent Misrepresentation Claim

On May 9, 2019, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Steadfast Ins. Co. v Allan Briteway Elec. Contr., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 31363(U), holding that a plaintiff had adequately alleged a negligent misrepresentation claim, explaining: Here, ABE states classic negligent misrepresentation in a project to construct a building.... Read more »

Posted: April 26, 2019

Questions of Fact Preclude Decision on Whether Tenant Held-Over By Leaving Office Furniture and Equipment in Premisis

On April 2, 2019, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Roza 14W LLC v. Fordham Fin. Mgt., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 30950(U), holding that questions of fact precluded a decision on whether a tenant leaving office furniture and equipment in a premises constituted a hold-over tenancy, explaining: Fordham... Read more »

Posted: March 15, 2019

Lease’s Rent Credit Provision Unenforceable Penalty

On February 28, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Free People of PA LLC v. Delshah 60 Ninth, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 01505, holding that a lease’s rent credit was an unenforceable penalty, explaining: The trial court correctly determined, giving due consideration to the nature of the contract and the circumstances, that the... Read more »

Posted: March 2, 2019

Notice of Lease Renewal Ineffective Because Not Timely Sent

On February 12, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Foscarini Inc. v. Greenestreet Leasehold Partnership, 2019 NY Slip Op. 30307(U), holding that a notice to renew a lease was ineffective because it was sent too late, explaining: The basis for virtually all relief sought by Greenestreet on this... Read more »