Queens mother, disabled daughter not evicted over landlord’s ‘meritless’ lawsuit

A Queens landlord's quest to evict a cigarette-puffing single mom and her disabled daughter has gone up in smoke.

News Story (New York)

Andrew Keshner
New York Daily News
August 15, 2017

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City)


A Queens jury sided with Jovic in 2015 and Blue said the verdict put her on a verge of a breakdown. The trial judge threw out the verdict, and the landlord appealed.

But last week, three appellate judges ruled the trial judge was right to toss the jury decision.

It was “like a mountain was lifted off me,” Blue, 49, told the Daily News on Friday. “It felt like validation, you know. Somebody heard me.”