NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York realty companies are suing New York City and New York state officials, alleging violation of state and federal law.
Helms Realty Corp., Branic International Realty Corp. and Terrilee 97th Street LLC filed a complaint June 20 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the city of New York, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, and New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alleging they enforced an act that would cause damages to the plaintiffs' businesses on New York's Upper West Side.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs sustained financial damages to their businesses because the defendants approved an act where it is illegal to communicate in any form about the occupancy or use of rooms in a Class A multiple dwelling as short-term rental accommodations.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, declare the act is unlawful and unconstitutional, enjoin the defendants from enforcing the act, injunctive relief, monetary judgment, court costs and all further relief the court grants. They are represented by attorney Ronald J. Rosenberg of Rosenberg Calica & Birney LLP in Garden City, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 1:17-cv-04662-AKH