A prominent Manhattan attorney has landed on the wrong side of the law. Arthur Schwartz, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered Tuesday morning at the Sixth Precinct in Manhattan — the latest twist in a bitter dispute between a landlord and a 93-year-old tenant. Schwartz was charged with one count of grand larceny for removing five surveillance cameras last month from the fifth-floor hallway outside his client’s apartment at 95 Christopher St. He was released without bail hours later after a hearing before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Denise Dominguez. According to Schwartz, the cameras were hidden in the ceiling molding opposite elderly tenant Ruth Berk’s front door and used to spy on her. “I’m the guardian for a ... woman who was being harassed by her landlord,” Schwartz said after the hearing. “All I did was abate the harassment and turn the materials over to the attorney general.” The building manager reported the … [Read more...] about Manhattan lawyer turns himself in for stealing cameras outside client’s apartment while building case in landlord-tenant dispute
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Phil Drake Great Falls Tribune Published 11:43 AM EST Feb 9, 2019 HELENA -- A state Senate panel has killed a bill that would have let landlords send tenants to a collections agency for unpaid rent and other charges without a court ruling. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-5 Friday on Senate Bill 184, sponsored by Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, meaning as a tie it would not move forward. The bill was then tabled. The bill would have amended the Residential Landlord Tenant Act. The changes would also allow landlords to charge their tenants fees if they break their lease agreement. Sen. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula, who said he worked on the Landlord Tenant Act in a previous session, argued the bill created an uneven playing field for handling disputes. “This bill heavily weights in favor of landlords and against tenants,” he said, adding landlords could set the price for penalties without a third party review. Committee Chair Sen. Keith Regier, R-Whitefish, … [Read more...] about Montana lawmakers stall landlord-tenant bill
Cary Spivak and Mary Spicuzza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 6:00 AM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Assembly Speaker Robin Vos views himself as one of the best landlords in Whitewater. "If you are going to talk about the fact that I'm a landlord, it would be fair to say that, based on earlier news reporting, I am one of the better landlords and I have satisfied tenants," said Vos, R-Rochester. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters reached out to past tenants and visited several properties owned by Vos' company, Ladwig & Vos. While some tenants voiced minimal or few complaints, others said they would never rent from a Vos company again. "They were terrible landlords," said Candice Berryman, who was briefly a tenant in 2010. "I mean terrible." So bad that Berryman and her four roommates moved out after they said they lost power more than two dozen times from June 2, 2010, to Aug. 31, 2010, court records show. The roommates, all University … [Read more...] about Robin Vos says he’s a good landlord. Some tenants dispute that.
It sounds like a run-of-the-mill landlord-tenant dispute: a Long Island man rents out a shabby house, fails to make repairs and starts eviction proceedings.Only this case had a twist. The "landlord" didn't actually own the place and is being relocated - to jail. Nassau County prosecutors charged Ozell Neely, 45, with burglary, grand larceny and other crimes after his scheme was exposed. They say he posed as a real estate agent last September and took an unsuspecting woman to a boarded-up Baldwin house, cutting chain links to enter the derelict digs. He promised to repair the home and the tenant agreed to sign a lease for $2,200 a month. The repairs weren't made and the tenant stopped paying rent in April. Neely then started eviction proceedings. The real property owner found out about the scam and contacted authorities. Neely, who allegedly pocketed more than $10,000, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Cops said he had more gall than brains. "His crime does not rank up … [Read more...] about ‘Landlord’ find new home – jail – after renting out house he didn’t own
WAYNESBORO - A local attorney has announced she will run for the magisterial district judgeship being vacated by MDJ Larry Pentz, who will retire the end of this year.Annie R. Gómez Shockey, who lives in Washington Township and is a member partner at Wertime & Gómez LLP, announced her candidacy this week for Pentz' seat. Although she is a registered Republican, she will cross file on both tickets, something only judges and school board candidates can do in Pennsylvania's primary elections.Pentz, who is finishing his 30th year on the bench, is the longest-serving magisterial district judge in Franklin County.He was first elected to the judgeship in in 1986 when former Judge Bruce Ingles announced his retirement. Pentz said earlier this month that he will retire instead of seeking a 6th term as magisterial district judge. The magisterial district office is in Waynesboro and covers the borough as well as Washington Township.Gòmez Shockey is the … [Read more...] about Waynesboro attorney seeks district judge seat