Landlord v. Tenant: April 2019
Lawsuit to Stop Publication of City’s Worst Landlords List Dismissed
Two landlords sued New York City’s Public Advocate for damages and asked the court to stop the Advocate from publishing the city’s watchlist of 100 worst landlords. The city had published the watchlist in 2015 and 2016 and listed landlords’ names. Landlords claimed that the publication denied them due process and was defamatory.