THE LAW OFFICE OF MARK J. LEONARDO Attorneys at Law

Defense Verdict

In September 2011, Mr. Leonardo successfully defended his clients, residential tenants, in a 4 day trial to evict them from their home.  The tenants claimed that the premises had become uninhabitable because the landlord had failed to render repairs after a substantial water leak, and the landlord had promised that no rent was due during the pendency of repairs.  The Court found the oral agreement that no rent was due to be enforceable and this defeated the landlord's claim for unpaid rent.  In December, the court awarded the tenants $31,000 in attorneys fees and $1800 in costs, all of which has been collected from the landlord.

 
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