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A Yellowstone injunction proceeding — named after the Queens, NY, case, First National Stores Inc. v. Yellowstone Shopping Center Inc., 21 N.Y.2d 630 (1968) — is a proceeding in New York court in which a commercial tenant seeks to enjoin the landlord from evicting the tenant for an alleged breach of the lease. This temporary relief preserves the tenant’s ability to cure should the court determine that the tenant is in breach, and thus avoid forfeiting its substantial investment in the leasehold. See Zaid Theatre v. Sona Realty Co., 18 A.D.3d 352, 355 (1st Dep’t 2005); Marathon Outdoor v. Patent Constr. Sys. Div. of Harsco, 306 A.D.2d 254, 255 (2d Dep’t 2003). As with any other injunction, the tenant normally will be required to post an injunction bond if its application is granted. New York Civil Practice Law and Rules § 6312(b)(2). See Barsyl Supermarkets v. Ave. P. Assocs., 86 A.D.3d 545, 546 (2d Dep’t 2011).
By Janice G. Inman
In the real estate business, as in many others, the question of just who is contractually responsible when things go wrong is a recurring one, particularly when a closely-held corporation or other business entity is involved.
By Menachem J. Kastner and Ally Hack
The focus of this article is the “early termination provision,” a lease provision that affords landlords the tactical advantage they need. Specifically, this article seeks to: 1) guide the practitioner through the pitfalls of a poorly drafted termination provision; and 2) advise the practitioner how to craft a proper and effective termination provision.
Subtenants Not Entitled to Notice Under Law
Illegal Tenant Activity Negates Insurer’s Responsibility to the Landlord
By Marisa L. Byram and Wheeler Frost
Assignment provisions in a commercial lease often boil down to the following seemingly simple, but more often than not complex, standard: that the lease may only be assigned or the premises subleased with the landlord’s consent, not to be unreasonably withheld. The following examples of case law illustrate how courts have construed this provision under various circumstances.