NYC Nightclub Where Giants And NBA Stars Were Present During A Fatal Shooting Is Evicted Due To Creative Lawyering

A property owner, was plunged into a case involving a popular nightclub where two high profile murders occurred while the New York Giants were partying after a recent victory and many professional basketball players celebrated the end of the basketball strike.  The Landlord hired ALBPC to evict the Tenant for violating the lease and Pete [...]

2017-11-07T12:42:56-06:00September 2nd, 2012|Articles|

Contractual Cap on Damages Upheld in ‘Storage Wars’ Style Case

The operator of popular self-service storage facilities in Manhattan and was sued by an individual who had stored her property in one of the client's rooms.  After Plaintiff fell into arrears in the payment of her monthly storage fees, the client conducted a sale of the personal property maintained in Plaintiff's storage locker, as authorized [...]

2017-11-07T12:57:00-06:00March 28th, 2012|Articles|

Elderly Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides

An elderly woman can keep the air conditioner in her Queens apartment that eases her asthma and allergies after a judge ruled the cooperative building's demand she remove the appliance or face eviction would constitute housing discrimination. Queens Supreme Court Justice Martin J. Schulman recently confirmed a judicial hearing officer's report that found a co-op [...]

2017-11-07T12:57:28-06:00December 6th, 2011|Articles|

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. […]

2017-11-07T13:03:15-06:00February 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 [...]

2017-11-07T13:04:03-06:00February 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. […]

2017-11-07T13:18:32-06:00October 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. […]

2017-11-07T13:04:40-06:00September 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. […]

2017-11-07T13:11:43-06:00August 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 [...]

2017-11-07T13:06:40-06:00August 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 [...]

2017-11-07T13:07:14-06:00June 19th, 2009|Articles|