Tenant Restored to Now Occupied Apartment after Six-Year Battle

MFY Attorney Tanya Kessler won the restoration of a west side tenant to his now occupied apartment six years after his landlord evicted him on a bogus subletting charge. Although he tried to appear to defend himself despite being incarcerated, the Housing Court judge defaulted him. After he filed an order to show cause upon his release in 2012, MFY took the case, vacating the default judgment in 2013 and the landlord’s appeal in 2014, and in 2015 winning a motion to dismiss the the eviction case and restore the tenant to his apartment. Read the decision here.