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Pre and Post HSTPA Analysis of Rent Overcharge Claims

An article authored by our partner Nativ Winiarsky was featured in today's New York Law Journal Special Litigation Report. This article discusses how recent court decisions have sought to clarify the analysis of rent overcharge claims in relation to both the Housing...

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Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens Year in Review

Despite a tumultuous year of court closures, legislation changes, and moratoriums, Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens attorneys continued fighting for their clients and the wider New York Real Estate community this past year. Below are some of the successful...

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THE LATEST FROM THE NYS LEGISLATURE THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT OF 2020

On December 28, 2020, the New York State Legislature passed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (CEEFPA) with the stated intention of protecting the public health, safety, and morals of New Yorkers from the dangers of the COVID-19 and to avoid as many evictions as possible for those people experiencing financial hardships and for those who are unable to move due to an increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.

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Governor Cuomo Extends Response Window for Tenants

Governor Cuomo signed a new order on November 3rd creating a 60-day window for tenants to answer eviction filings to avoid default judgements. Of more than 17,000 residential nonpayment cases filed since June 22, 15% of tenants had answered as of October 29. The...

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