Case Name

Groves v. Dwayne

Case Type

Non-payment

Housing Type

See Decision

Court

Civil Court of the City of New York

County

New York County (Manhattan)

L&T / Index / Case / Docket / Clerk's Number

66665/19

Petitioner

ASTLEY GROVES

Respondent

MICHAEL DWAYNE, DANIEL GIVENS

Judge

Schneider, Jean T.

Decision/Order Date

2021-11-04

Posture

Post-judgment Motion by Tenant

Disposition

Judgment for Tenant

Winner

Tenant Substantially Won

Synopsis

The original nonpayment claim was made in 2019 and was settled in November 2020; this opinion deals with the tenant's motion to hold the landlord (petitioner) in contempt for failing to make repairs in compliance with the Nov 2020 stipulation. The court, upon finding that the building was not approved for occupancy and the petitioner's failure to comply with the Nov. 2020 orders, ordered that the landlord correct all HPD violations by Dec. 15th, or within 30 days of receiving the order), or else potentially face prison time

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