Supreme Court of the State of New York
New York County (Manhattan)
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2024 NY Slip Op 30186(U)
71 Washington Place Owners, Inc.
Norman Resnicow and Barbara Resnicow
Cohen, Joel M.
Post-answer Motion by Landlord
Motion Granted for Landlord
Landlord Substantially Won
The court reached three decisions in this case. 3/3. The landlord sought to evict the tenant due to repeated instances of objectionable conduct, including verbally assaulting other shareholders and staff, trespassing, and engaging in disruptive behavior. The court ruled in favor of the landlord, finding that the decision to terminate the lease was protected by the business judgment rule and that the tenant failed to demonstrate bad faith or discrimination on the part of the landlord. Key Legal Points: Courts will generally defer to decisions made by boards of directors in business settings; shareholders have a right to expect reasonable behavior from other shareholders; and cooperatives have broad discretion to make decisions about the management of their buildings.
"71 Washington Place Owners, Inc. v. Resnicow" (2024). All Decisions. 1311.