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New York Court of Appeals Clarifies Term “Reside,” Affirms Summary Judgment in Lead Case

On April 5, 2016, the Court of Appeals of New York handed down a decision that clarifies the definition of “reside” as that term is used in Administrative Code § 27-2013[h][1] [Local Law 1], which governs a building owner’s duty to remove certain surface-coating material (e.g., lead) from the inside of apartment spaces. Local Law 1 states that “The owner of a multiple dwelling shall remove or cover in a manner approved by the Department any paint or other similar surface-coating material having a reading…

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