New York’s Third Department Finds Factual Questions Exist Whether Defendant Timber Company Adversely Possessed Disputed Parcel For Requisite Period

The Third Department of New York’s Appellate Division recently held that the lower court erred: (1) in granting summary judgment in plaintiff’s favor, because factual questions existed whether defendant timber company adversely possessed the disputed parcel for the requisite period, and (2) in declining to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages, which is distinct from his claim for treble damages pursuant to the RPAPL. 

New Jersey Federal Court Dismisses Plaintiffs’ Complaint Against Mortgagee and Servicer on the Grounds That the Claims Are Barred by the Rooker-Feldman, Res Judicata and Entire Controversy Doctrines

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently granted a motion for summary judgment to a mortgage lender and servicer, among others, on the plaintiffs’ claims that arose from their allegation that the lender unilaterally had increased their interest rate at the closing.