An interview with James D. Murtha was published in Newsday on April 6, 2014 regarding the successful lawsuits he filed against the Nassau County police commissioner for routinely taking longer than 18 months to issue pistol licenses in violation of New York state law.
One of the most important factors in determining how to evict someone is whether the person to be evicted ever paid any amount of money in exchange for his or her occupancy. The reason for this relates to the fact that there are essentially two mechanisms for eviction: the non-payment proceeding and the hold-over proceeding. […]
Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants. But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest? Written agreements are vital in commercial leases, and they are important for corporate landlords who own apartment complexes. But for the most common […]
In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring possession to the landlord. The landlord is also seeking the authority to attach certain of the tenant’s […]
A motion to dismiss was filed recently in the Nancy Genovese v Town of Southampton case (Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport). The motion seeks to dismiss the complaint against the Town of Southampton and former Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Robert Iberger, and FINALLY reveals the the town’s […]