Tenant Wins Legal Fees Against Landlord in Panel Ruling

, New York Law Journal

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A divided First Department panel held that language in a lease allowing a landlord to recover attorney fees by re-renting the apartment implicitly obligates the landlord to pay the tenant's fees, even though it would not have obligated the tenant to pay the landlord's fees had the landlord prevailed.

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Originally appeared in print as Divided Panel Interprets Lease to Give Prevailing Tenant Fees

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