Chrysafis et al v. Marks et al
September 22, 2023
Attorneys from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP can recover $385,000 in fees for successfully blocking a pandemic-era anti-eviction law on behalf of New York landlords, after a federal judge rejected arguments that they should not be paid at all, but found their initial request of $735,000 "unreasonably excessive."
January 27, 2023
A group of New York landlords sought at least $735,000 in attorney fees on Friday for roughly four months of work that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in their favor by blocking a version of the state's pandemic anti-eviction law.
November 29, 2021
A New York federal judge on Monday denied a preliminary injunction bid from three landlords who challenged the state's coronavirus anti-eviction law Monday, finding their argument "not only chimerical, but disingenuous" because they haven't tried to participate in the court process targeted by their suit.
November 08, 2021
A New York federal judge on Monday expressed doubt that three landlords have standing to challenge the state's coronavirus anti-eviction law, pointing to evidence that they have not attempted to participate in the court process targeted in their suit.
November 02, 2021
An administrative law judge targeted in a suit that seeks to block New York eviction protections argued Monday that the landlord plaintiffs lack standing because they haven't attempted to participate in the very court process they've deemed "illusory."
October 27, 2021
New York landlords have taken steps to challenge their tenants' declarations of pandemic hardship in court, undermining claims that a statewide anti-eviction law violates property owners' due process, pro-tenant groups argued in new federal court filings.
October 18, 2021
A due process "fix" contained within New York's anti-eviction law is a "mirage" that effectively bars landlords from housing court, several property owners and a trade association argued in their latest attempt to block pandemic tenant protections.
August 12, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night granted an injunction blocking enforcement of a New York anti-eviction law, finding that a key provision allowing tenants to attest to their pandemic-related hardship in order to prevent eviction violates landlords' due process.
June 14, 2021
A New York federal judge has denied a motion by a trade group and several small landlords to block enforcement of a state law preventing most pandemic-era residential evictions, finding that the plaintiffs' constitutional violation arguments are not likely to succeed.
May 21, 2021
A top New York judge is among a group of defendants who pushed back Friday against landlords seeking to overturn statewide pandemic-related eviction protections, saying that the plaintiffs are inappropriately asking a federal court to interfere in state court matters.