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In an earlier article, Are Yellowstone Waivers Enforceable?, New York Law Journal, April 10, 2014, at 4, col. 1, we explored whether a commercial tenant could waive its common law right to seek a Yellowstone Injunction. At that time, there was no appellate authority directly on point. This all changed on Jan. 31, 2018, when the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled in 159 MP Corp., v Redbridge Bedford, LLC, 2018 WL 635946, 1 (2d Dept 2018) that the “commercial tenants’ voluntary and limited waiver of declaratory judgment remedies in their written lease is valid and enforceable, and not violative of New York’s public policy …”
By Steven M. Silverberg and Katherine Zalantis
In a case addressing what consulting fees (in particular attorneys’ fees) can be charged to an applicant before a Zoning Board of Appeals, the Second Department in Landstein v. Town of LaGrange found that the Town had overreached its statutory authority.
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Questions of Fact Remain About Violation of Covenant Requiring Use As a Catholic High School
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Failure to Construct Facility Triggers Reverter Provision in Deed
Questions of Fact About Whether Buyers Had Made Time of the Essence
No Equitable Mortgage When Statute of Limitations Bars Written Mortgage
Cotenant Entitled to Partition with Accounting
Video Surveillance an Adequate Substitute for Lobby Attendants
Yellowstone Injunction Unavailable When Tenant Could Not Establish Willingness to Cure
Landlord Prevails In Nonprimary Residence Proceeding
Shareholder Can Compel Board to Cooperate With Building Department