NJ High Court Eyes Class Action Over Atty Fees In Evictions

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Specific charges that apartment tenants are contractually bound to shoulder for attorneys' fees in evictions are illegal because those amounts exceed the real costs of the landlord's in-house legal counsel, an attorney for a putative class of renters told the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Lewis G. Adler represents tenants of Morgan Properties-affiliated apartment complexes who were hit with eviction actions for allegedly failing to pay rent. Their lease agreements required them to pay $400 as an attorneys' fee, which would be cut to $200...
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