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New York Court Finds Eviction of Family Unlawful
- Client News
- December 18, 2018
Paul, Weiss won a motion for summary judgment finding that our pro bono client had been evicted from their apartment unlawfully. U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein found that the family’s landlord constructively evicted them from their apartment in November 2014. The court found that the landlord refused to allow Consolidated Edison to turn on the electricity in the family’s apartment, and in fact threatened to sue Con Ed should it attempt to do so. In addition to the landlord, the court granted summary judgment against the owner, who was the son of the landlord. As a result of the ruling, defendants are liable for the damages from the unlawful eviction, and we will have a trial limited to the amount of those damages and the remaining claims under the Fair Housing Act for discriminatory treatment.