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If you signed a lease and rented an apartment at The Clermont York, 445 East 80th Street, New York, New York, on or any time after July 1, 2006 up through and including October 15, 2015, a class action settlement may affect your rights.
What is the lawsuit about?
A class action has been approved by the Supreme Court of the State of New York that alleges that approximately 61 apartments (“Units”) at The Clermont York, 445 East 80th Street, New York, New York, were improperly deregulated under the Rent Stabilization Law.
A more detailed description of this lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.
What are the terms of the Settlement?
The Settlement provides that all current and former tenants who signed a lease and rented one of those Units at any time on or after July 1, 2006 up through and including October 31, 2015, at 445 East 80th Street, New York, New York, may be entitled to damages if they submitted a claim.
The terms of the Settlement address many issues involving former and current tenants and future rents. You should review the Notice that was mailed to all Class Members at their last-known address, as well as the full Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement. Both the Notice and Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement are available on the Important Documents page of this website.
Are you affected?
If you signed a lease to rent a Unit at any time after it was deregulated, you may have a claim for damages. If you are a current tenant in a Unit covered by this Class Action, the amount of your future rent also will be set by the Settlement. To see if your apartment is one of the Units subject to the Settlement, you can call the Claims Administrator toll-free at 1-844-620-9985. You can also contact Class Counsel by visiting www.bernlieb.com, calling 212-779-1414, or writing Dana Statsky Smith, c/o Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016.
What are my legal rights?
You were able to choose whether to stay in the Class for the purposes of claiming a damages payment.
Submit a Claim Form – To receive the benefits of the Settlement you must have submitted a valid Claim Form. The Claim Form must have been submitted by mail and postmarked by June 20, 2017. This deadline has passed. If you did not submit a Claim Form, you will not be entitled to the benefits of the Settlement.
Exclude Yourself – If you chose to be excluded from the Settlement, you will not receive any benefits from the proposed Settlement. If you do not want a payment and do not want to be legally bound by the terms of the Settlement, you must have excluded yourself by returning the Opt-Out Form that was mailed to all Class Members with the Notice postmarked no later than April 30, 2017. This deadline has expired.
Complete details may be found in the Long Form Notice.
Who represents me?
The Court has appointed the law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP to represent the Class. You may hire your own attorney, if you wish, at your own expense.
The Court held a Fairness Hearing on June 30, 2017, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Following the Hearing, the Court granted Final Approval of the Settlement, on June 30, 2017. You may obtain a copy of the Final Judgment Order on the Important Documents page.