New York Court of Appeals Restricts Ability of Landlords to Challenge Class Allegations in Rent Overcharge Cases on a Motion to Dismiss

New York Court of Appeals Restricts Ability of Landlords to Challenge Class Allegations in Rent Overcharge Cases on a Motion to Dismiss


By: Janice Mac Avoy, Matthew D. Parrott, Justin J. Santolli, Ben Paull

In Maddicks v. Big City Properties, LLC, - N.E.3d -, 2019 WL 5353010 (Oct. 22, 2019 N.Y.), the New York Court of Appeals issued a tenant-friendly decision upholding the ability of tenants to pursue class action lawsuits alleging improper schemes by landlords to inflate rents in violation of the rent stabilization laws.

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