Ally Hack Quoted in Law360 Article on Implications of Stay on Commercial Evictions in NYC Until September 48/24/2020 | Law360
Partner Ally Hack was quoted in a Law360 article that delves into recently issued court guidance saying that commercial tenants can't be evicted in New York City until September 4 at the earliest, which will cause evictions stemming from the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic to likely be delayed much longer. This is because commercial eviction cases filed in civil court after March 17 are stayed until at least September 5, when an order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo suspending filing deadlines comes up for renewal.
According to the article, commercial landlords are turning away from civil court and trying cases in state Supreme Court, while the cases can take longer to resolve, they are moving forward. As Ally noted, "There is no such stay in effect in Supreme Court… so, landlords that want to hold tenants' feet to the fire, can still go that route (where things are predictable)."
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