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Okeke v. Ewool

New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
964 N.Y.S.2d 949 (2013)


The Emmanuel Okeke (plaintiff) rented housing from Waldrine Ewool (defendant). Ewool evicted Okeke. Okeke brought suit in New York Supreme Court for wrongful eviction. The appellate court found in favor of Okeke and remanded the case to the supreme court on the issue of damages. Okeke did not prove that the value of the time left on his lease was larger than the amount of the rent he owed. In addition, Okeke did not prove that he suffered any actual damages. The supreme court ruled that Okeke was not entitled to compensatory damages. Okeke appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Rivera, J.)

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