From the Daily Mail
Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos. filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the business once run by Jared Kushner is charging too much rent in violation of state regulations.
The lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn alleges that the Kushner Cos. is charging nine residents at 89 Hicks Street in Brooklyn much higher free-market rents than the rent-stabilized ones they are entitled to under state rent rules.
The suit says it’s likely that more than 100 current and former residents of the 48-unit building have also been overcharged, and so it is seeking class-action status.
‘Greed colored the owner’s decision-making process, and clearly blinded its judgment,’ said plaintiff’s lawyer Lucas A. Ferrara, senior partner at Newman Ferrara. ‘It’s inexcusable for any landlord to sidestep New York’s rent law.’