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The Current State of Attorneys Fees

By Dov Treiman A recent decision of the Appellate Division, First Department, Krodel v. Amalgamated Dwellings, Inc., 166 A.D.3d 412, 88 N.Y.S.3d 31 (2018) inspires us to reexamine New York’s doctrine about recovering attorneys fees in litigation. Krodel itself explores a corner of the “American Rule” that holds that one cannot recover attorneys fees from an adversary in  Full Article…


The New Rules of Seeking a Buyout of a Rent-Regulated Tenant

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman January 29, 2019 The New Rules of Seeking a Buyout of a Rent-Regulated Tenant In their Rent Regulation column, Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss how recent changes to the New York City Administrative Code along with a recent decision in the Appellate Term, First Department, have  Full Article…


The Sound and the Fury: Noise in Rentals, Co-ops and Condos

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman As New York City experiences ever denser housing, the problems with noise laws resound ever more clearly. The noise has gotten louder for many reasons. First more families have chosen to reside in this city and one of the loudest and unrepresented group of violators has been screaming  Full Article…


Impact of New York City’s Amended Noise Control Code, New York Law Journal

July 2nd, 2008 Although noise is a reality of modern urban living, it is also considered the leading quality of life issue in New York City.1 After nearly 40 years, the New York City Noise Control Code (the Code) was amended, effective July 1, 2007 (the Amended Code).2 The amendments define unreasonable noise as sound  Full Article…