Judge Tosses Suit Against NYC Islamic Center (CBS News Video)

A judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to block an Islamic community center from opening near the World Trade Center site. The New York Times reports that a lawsuit brought by a former firefighter seeking to block construction of the center was tossed out. Timothy Brown had sought to reverse a [...]

2017-11-07T12:58:20+00:00 July 11th, 2011|Articles|

Firefighter Loses Bid to Halt Building of Islamic Center

A New York City firefighter does not have standing to bring a lawsuit against the city seeking to block the construction of a controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Feinman ruled Friday. He found in Brown v. New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 110334/10, that firefighter Timothy Brown, an early [...]

2017-11-07T13:01:12+00:00 July 11th, 2011|Articles|

Feature: Scot at centre of ‘Ground Zero mosque’ battle

A young Scottish attorney is at the forefront of a bitter legal battle concerning the building of the controversial “Ground Zero mosque” in New York. Peter Reid, from Glasgow, is defending the Islamic leader behind the scheme, in a wrangle that has split America down the middle. […]

2017-11-07T13:02:14+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Articles, Feature|

Department Of Buildings Strict Liability Violation Dismissed For Proving Pre-Existing Condition

A New York City Landlord faced a Department of Buildings violation that alleged the illegal installation of water and waste lines for a bathroom and a gas line for a stove in a building in Queens. ALBPC was retained to defend the Landlord and Pete Reid was assigned to the case. […]

2017-11-07T13:03:15+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Articles|

Mortgage Fraud Claims Against Bank Defeated Through Discovery

A lawsuit was commenced after Plaintiff Mr. Smith transferred his Property to another person, and that person took out two mortgages with US Bank. Plaintiff Mr. Smith then alleged that the conveyance to the other person was fraudulent and that he was duped out of his property. US Bank retained ALBPC to protect against the [...]

2017-11-07T13:04:03+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Articles|

Department of Consumer Affairs Default Decision Vacated Following Zealous Advocacy

A Parking Operations Company received from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) decision that held that the parking lot contained more cars than were permitted under the issued license. The Parking Company retained ALBPC to try and reverse the decision and Pete Reid was assigned to the case. […]

2017-11-07T13:18:32+00:00 October 23rd, 2009|Articles|

Allegations of Mortgage Fraud Defeated at Deposition

One of the country’s foremost Title Insurance companies was brought into a lawsuit by the plaintiffs who alleged that they had been defrauded into selling their house. The Title Insurance company retained ALBPC to defend their interests and Pete Reid was assigned to the case. […]

2017-11-07T13:04:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2009|Articles|

Department Of Buildings Violation Dismissed in Bronx for Failure of Proof

A Building Management Company was issued with a Department of Buildings summons that alleged a failure to correct prior violations relating to sprinkler systems and issued repeat violations for the same failure. The Management Company retained ALBPC and Pete Reid was assigned to the case. […]

2017-11-07T13:11:43+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Articles|

Landlord Defeats Serious City Violations to Proceed with Sale

The Owner/Landlord of a historic building in downtown New York City was confronted serious City violations that alleged a failure to safely maintain exterior walls. The landlord was in the process of selling his landmark property and needed the violation to be dismissed immediately in order to move forward with the sale. The Landlord retained [...]

2017-11-07T13:06:40+00:00 August 13th, 2009|Articles|

State Allegations of Tenant Harassment Defeated

New York State made serious allegations against a landlord that they had harassed tenants in 6 different rent regulated buildings in New York City over a period of 8 years. The State made 35 allegations that included failures to provide services such as gas, electricity and heat, failure to properly control pests and failure to [...]

2017-11-07T13:07:14+00:00 June 19th, 2009|Articles|