Civil Court of the City of New York
New York County (Manhattan)
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COOLIDGE RIVERSIDE LLC.
KARIN NOTBOM and WILLIAM HEALEY, “JOHN DOE” and “JANE DOE”
Post-answer Motion by Tenant
Motion Granted for Landlord
Tenant Substantially Won
Tenants, 83 and 71 years of age, had lived in the apartment for 53 and 37 years, respectively. Landlord filed a nuisance petition for the tenant's use of cigarettes in their apartment, which smoke allegedly pervaded the buidling. Parties settled with an agreement that tenants would take steps to prevent the smoke emnanting from their apartment. When they allegedly breached, landlord re-initiated proceedings and this time they settled with warrant issued and execution stayed as long as tenants ceased smoking in their apartment. Shortly before the pandemic, tenants allegedly breached. Here, tenants moved to stay the trial until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic due to their pre-existing conditions and to stay a virtual trial due to their unfamiliarity with technology. The court granted the stay.
"Coolidge Riverside v. Notbom" (2020). All Decisions. 34.