commercial tenant suit vs. landlord based on nuisance and breach of covenant gets dismissed for lack of compensable damages.

Compensable damages needed to sue commercial landlord for nuisance and breach of covenant

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Commercial tenant sued landlord for private nuisance, based on alleged harrassment, and alleged interference with business, and for breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment. After depositions, landlord submitted deposition testimony and established lack of compensable damages. Tenant did not raise issues of fact and because there were no compensable damages, tenant's claim for punitive damages must fail.

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Published In: Business Torts Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Remedies Updates, General Business Updates, Commercial Real Estate Updates

Reference Info:Decision | State, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States