ECBA and Co-Counsel Sue Midtown Landlord for Illegal Rent Hikes

ECBA and co-counsel Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue, & Joseph have filed a putative class action lawsuit on behalf of tenants at 350 E. 52nd St against their landlords, arguing that the landlords improperly deregulated their rent controlled apartments while receiving J-51 tax benefits. As the New York State Court of Appeals has held in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., such a practice is prohibited by the statutes which govern the J-51 program. The case is Casey v. Whitehouse Estates, Inc., Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. No. 111723/2011. ECBA attorneys Matthew Brinckerhoff and Adam Pulver represent the Plaintiffs in this action, as well as tenants of three other properties in related cases.

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