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Maybe... basic small claims & NYSBA link

Posted by Anna on May 12, 1999 at 20:17:15:

In Reply to: Re: Can a landlord sue for damages in NYC court for a NJ apt.? posted by MikeW on May 12, 1999 at 12:02:00:

: : Landlord is suing for damages in NYC Small Claims court for an apartment owned in NJ. The address given on the summons is landlord's work address in NYC. Address stated on lease was in NJ.

1. Only individuals can sue in small claims courts, corporations, partnerships, etc, must use commercial claims court instead. What is your landlord, a person or a business entity?

2. For jurisdiction, what matters is where you, the defendant, lives: if you now live in NYC, you can be sued in NYC.

3. Did you read the Small Claims booklet on Tenant.net: click on NYC Housing Court from the homepage. There is more info under "Nolo" on the HC page.

4. There is another excellent article on the New York State Bar Association website: click below.

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