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Miami Pop Artist Must Pay Rent While Fighting Lease

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida judge on Sunday rejected Miami-based pop artist Romero Britto’s request to deposit rent for his Miami Beach art gallery into a court registry while he takes his landlord to court over crime and nuisance in the area that he says have driven away customers.

Judge Thomas J. Rebull said the Brazilian-born artist’s allegations in his complaint against landlord The Denison Corp. “do not allege circumstances sufficient to rise to the level of constructive eviction so as to merit payment of the rent into the...
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