In the matter of Trump Village Section No. 4 v. Gene Vilensky a/k/a Gene Vilenskiy, Index No. 522355/2016 (Kings County), a residential housing corporation’s concern about alleged statements made in a purchase application played a central role. In situations like this one, an unreported April 20, 2022 decision by Justice Ingrid Joseph of the Supreme Court, Kings County, highlights several procedural and substantive choices that a residential housing corporation may need to consider.

Given the breadth of the scope of the respective parties’ summary judgment motions, and certain size limitations of this article, we will limit our discussion to the coop’s claims (1) for monetary damages arising out of its claim that it was fraudulently induced to waive its right of first refusal and (2) for rescission of the defendant’s occupancy agreement.