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what next?

Posted by Roger on January 06, 2002 at 10:38:56:

In June, the court decided in my favor on an unlawful eviction case (the summary is listed in TenantNet under Chester Mamaroneck Gardens v. Riggsbee, July 2001 decisions.) The lawyer I have been using and who seems reasonably competent has been dragging his heels since the onset of this case. I have had to confront him numerous times about keeping me informed and I honestly believe if I had not pursued this matter, I would still be waiting for a decision. Since the decision, I figured he would be a little more motivated because he would have the potential to possibly earn a lot of money but I was wrong. It has been six months, and although he has said he has been working on it, he has not shown me anything to suggest that.
My question is this; what do I do next? I am seeking to get my apartment back at the rent control status (yes, it was rent controlled), and damages. I spoke with him recently and he gave me the usual rhetoric but I still do not believe he is enthused about the case. Should I continue to work with him or should I look for a new attorney? Also, what are my chances of getting what I am seeking? By the way, there are no financial problems between us. Everything to this point has been paid in full.
A thank you and an appreciation goes out to anyone who can help me with my dilemma.

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