DeArmond v. Shanfeld

Lawsuit for retaliatory eviction, violation of Rent Stabilization Ordinance and negligence seeking damages for emotional distress, attorneys fees and punitive damages. Plaintiff contended that defendants unlawfully attempted to evict her and improperly sued for unlawful detainer under a pretext, all for the purposes of raising the rents in violation of the Rent Stabilization Act. Defendants argued that they complied with the spirit of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and that the unlawful detainer action was brought in good faith and upon the advice of counsel.
Demand $250,000 before trial. Jury requested to award $400,000.
Offer $22,000
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