NY Class Action For Sandy Renter Rebates Gets Nixed

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EST) -- A New York judge dismissed a proposed class action Wednesday filed by three Manhattan tenants aiming to secure rent abatements from the landlords of all New York state renters for warranty of habitability violations in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Justice Shirley Kornreich found that since the damages sought depended on so many distinct and specific situations across the state — including where buildings are located, how badly each was affected by the storm and what each landlord did to mitigate those impacts — a class...
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