Posted by Mark Smith on May 13, 1999 at 11:56:59:
In Reply to: Re: Maybe... basic small claims & NYSBA link posted by HollyB on May 13, 1999 at 11:40:39:
What is the landlord's name on the lease? If the landlord is an individual, he/she can sue you in New York City Small Claims Court, if you live, work, or have a business office in New York City.
If the landlord is a corporation, partnership, or association, the landlord's principal office must be in New York State and you must live, work, or have a business office in New York City for the landlord to sue you in New York City Small Claims Court.
I doubt that the landlord can sue you in a New Jersey small claims court unless you live, work, or have a business office in the court's jurisdiction.
: : : : 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?
: Landlord is individual, I think. I have no way of knowing if landlord is running the rent money to a personal bank account or funnelling it into the small business landlord owns in NYC.
: If landlord sues in NYC, can landlord also sue in NJ small claims court if apt. is in NJ?
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