Brooklyn Tenants Claim Developer Illegally Hiked Rent

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Tenants at a luxury apartment complex in downtown Brooklyn have filed a class action against developer Two Trees Management Co., they said Tuesday, alleging violations of New York's tax abatement law and unacceptable building conditions at the 321-unit high-rise.

The suit — which alleges fraud and deceptive practices for illegal rent hikes and shoddy upkeep of the building — was filed in state court late last month and combined last week with a related housing court dispute when a smaller group of tenants received a stay...
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