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Held & Hines, LLP Files Class-Action Lawsuit Protecting the Elderly & the Disabled

Lawsuit Alleges NYC Landlords Push Out Seniors, Disabled Jake Pearson, The Associated Press Inspired by his own experience living in a New York City apartment building that was converted into high-priced condos, a 71-year-old lawyer and former state regulator is taking on developers citywide on behalf of seniors and disabled tenants. Walter Goldsmith, a founding partner at Goldsmith & Fass, claims in Joseph Quenua v. Carnegie Park Associates, filed late Tuesday, that landlords have ignored a decades-old law that requires […]


Held & Hines, LLP Settles Lawsuit Regarding Religious Discrimination at Empire State Building

Muslims booted for praying settle suit with Empire State Building By Josh Saul June 9, 2015 | 1:55am Modal Trigger Fahad Tirmizi (inset) claimed he and his family were booted from the Empire State Building for praying. MORE ON: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING The best art to look out for at the new Whitney Bar ‘rapist’ was working with kids at the Empire State Building Brookfield Place beats the odds by filling up with new tenants The 10 best NYC-based movies […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins Landmark Trademark Federal Case

On May 29, 2015, Judge Caproni of the Southern Distruct Court ruled in favor of Sandy Hussain against MDB LLC aka GreenPearl, a company owned by former Property Shark CEO, Ryan Slack. The balance of the equities held in favor of Sandy Hussain who was held to be the inventor and owner of the trademark, “Fashion Digital.” The Court specifically held, “The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment in favor of Hussain as to Count I of GreenPearl’s […]


Held & Hines LLP Beats Boies Schiller in an Appellate Court Victory

At a Term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court held in and for the First Judicial Department in the County of New York on April 30, 2015.   PRESENT – Hon. Peter Tom,                    Justice Presiding, David Friedman Richard T. Andrias Paul G. Feinman Barbara R. Kapnick, Justices.     —————————————X Kelly Coffey, Plaintiff-Respondent,   -against-                          M-6259 Index No. 114073/09 CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P., et al., Defendants-Appellants,   Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Defendant. —————————————X     Defendants-appellants having […]


Held & Hines LLP Wins Again in The Appellate Division- Re: Post-Judgment Interest Applies to Breach of Contract Disputes

Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P.Annotate this Case Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. 2014 NY Slip Op 08108 Decided on November 20, 2014 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on November 20, 2014 Tom, J.P., Friedman, Andrias, Feinman, Kapnick, JJ. 13536 114073/09 [*1] Kelly Coffey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P., et […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins in the Court of Appeals: New York’s Highest Court

9/14/14 Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. In a breach of contract case, New York’s Highest Court ruled in favor of the plaintiiff, Kelly Coffey, represented by the law firm of Held & Hines LLP. Defendants’.Motion for leave to appeal dismissed upon the ground that the order sought to be appealed from does not finally determine the action within the meaning of the Constitution. .


Held & Hines LLP Wins in the Appellate Division Re: The Rushmore Condominium

  Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. 2014 NY Slip Op 03640 Decided on May 20, 2014 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on May 20, 2014 Mazzarelli, J.P., Acosta, Andrias, Saxe, Clark, JJ. 12549 114073/09 [*1] Kelly Coffey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P., et al., […]


Held & Hines’ Win In the Appellate Division Called Game Changer in Real Estate Broker Commission Law

Buyers’ broker prevails in “game changer” commission ruling October 01, 2013 12:24PM By David Jones « PREVIOUS NEXT » Print   Tweet     Talk of the Town’s Jeffrey Peldman A New York State appeals court has issued a groundbreaking decision that lawyers said will protect buyers’ brokers when they are bypassed on commissions, following a decade-long lawsuit over the sale of a Brooklyn home. A New York State Appellate Division panel ruled last week that Brooklyn-based Talk of the Town Realty was entitled […]




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