Monday, April 25, 2011

The Flacks Report [4/24/11]

Necrology---Sandra Day O'Connor---103-yr Old District Court Judge---Bad News for Tenants
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Eve Markewich's father, Robert, died Saturday, 23rd April, 2011. The funeral is this Tuesday, 26th inst., at the Plaza Memorial Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave. @ W. 91st Street, at 9:30 A.M.
Has Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Over-Stepped Her Bounds?

103-Year Old Federal District Court Judge Still Active

Bad News for Rent Stabilized Tenants

In June 2008 and June 2009, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) authorized rent increases on the City's one million rent-stabilized apartments. They also took the unusual and controversial step of authorizing supplemental increases
on tenants who've lived in their apartments for more than six years and pay less than $1,000 in rent.
Believing the board had exceeded its authority in doing so, several tenants filed a suit challenging the legality of the 2008 and 2009 supplemental increases. In January 2010, the NYS Supreme Court ruled that RGB did not have the authority to
impose the extra rent charge for long-term tenants, and on June 22, 2010, the Appellate Division affirmed that ruling.
Unfortunately, on March 24th the State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, reversed that decision. See:


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