Landlord v. Tenant: May 2013
Attorney's Fees: No Attorney’s Fees for Landlord After Harassment Claim Dismissed
Tenant sued landlord in housing court for harassment and asked for a restraining order. The court ruled against tenant after a trial and dismissed the case. Landlord then asked the court for attorney’s fees. The court ruled against landlord. Under NYC Housing Maintenance Code 27-2115(m)(3), a court can award a landlord attorney’s fees in a harassment case if the claim was frivolous.