A Manhattan federal judge on Monday rejected a bid by landlords to quash New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limits on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis, finding the restrictions do not violate landlords' rights under federal law and that the court has no jurisdiction over state law questions they may raise.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overstepped his authority when issuing a 60-day moratorium on evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the governor's order denies landlords their contractual right to court, a lawyer representing landlords challenging the order told a federal judge on Wednesday.
A group of landlords filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his executive order limiting evictions during the COVID-19 crisis, arguing that the move violated their due process rights and their "constitutionally protected right against takings."