In the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, some New York building owners are breathing a collective sigh of relief after securing a hard-fought victory in the New York Court of Appeals.  On April 2, 2020, the Court of Appeals, in a divisive 4-3 decision, struck down Part F of the Housing Stability and

We last wrote in May 2019 (updating an earlier post written in February 2018) that the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, issued a landmark decision affirming the Appellate Division, Second Department’s decision in 159 MP Corp. v. Redbridge Bedford, LLC to uphold a commercial tenant’s waiver of its right to

In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeals, New York State’s  highest court, has endorsed a commercial tenant’s waiver of its right to seek a “Yellowstone” injunction, perhaps sounding the ultimate death knell for this common remedy  for commercial tenants who are facing claims of default from their landlords. A Yellowstone injunction enables a tenant

Commercial landlords can now add another item to the already interminable list of risks they face in their capacities as landlords: liability borne from a tenant’s trademark infringement. The notion that a landlord could be vulnerable to legal action for the actions of its tenant runs counter to many people’s understanding of fairness. Nevertheless, commercial