NY Appeals Court Lets J-51 Overcharge Actions Continue

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Two New York state appeals panels affirmed Thursday that groups of tenants alleging rent overcharges in connection with New York City's J-51 tax abatement program were allowed to bring class actions against building owners, the first time the state Appellate Division has taken a stance on the controversial matter.

Two different Supreme Court judges had approved class certification for two sets of building tenants — one at 400 E. 55th St. and one at 210 W. 101st St. — who claim their landlords had unfairly raised...
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