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Lawsuit Alleges Jody Poisoned Families To Force Evict From Building, Paid $1.6 Million Settlement, Demanded Confidentiality

From the Greenpoint Gazette, May 21, 2014:

Real-estate developer Jody Kriss, the principal at the real estate firm East River Partners reached a $1.6 million settlement on Tuesday in regards to allegations that an interior renovation resulted in tenants, including a three month old, being exposed to hazardous materials, according to Michael Beys of Beys Stein Mobargha & Berland LLP.

“Rendered [tenants’ and their infant’s] apartment dangerous…if not completely uninhabitable…with the sole goal of driving them from their homes,” part of the settlement documents filed with the court read.

The settlement stems from tenants complaints made in April 2013 regarding dangerous living conditions at a building on West 86th Street.

According to the settlement, the landlord began interior renovation on the buildings, which included demolishing walls painted with lead paint.

Tests conducted by environmental engineers concluded that there were high levels of lead and asbestos present in the building – endangering the lives of residents of the building including the three-month-old that was mentioned in the suit.

Subsequently in May last year, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection carried out an inspection based on the complaints and ordered that the work be halted based on the conditions in the building.

The aggrieved residents can today finally breathe a sigh of relief.


Jody Kriss, former CFO of Bayrock Group

Jody Kriss, former CFO of Bayrock Group







Read more about Jody Kriss at the following links:

Mob rat says Ivy League business partner tried to whack him – New York Post

Ex-Bayrock exec accused of “mob tactics” in lawsuit – The Real Deal

Ex-Mobster Accuses Stroock Atty’s Son Of Shakedown Plot – Law 360

Judge Clears the Way for Bayrock Conspiracy Case to be Heard in Court – REW Online

Jody Kriss – Victim Or Gangster? – Georgia Today

Real Estate Business Gets Ugly in NYC – Courthouse News

The Many Scandals of Jody Kriss – We The Peoples

Millions stolen by Yanukovych are tracked down to New York City – Press Release Rocket

And see more information about other lawsuits Jody Kriss is involved in via the following sites:

Meet The Man Who Sued Donald and Ivanka Trump For $1 Billion

Lawsuit Alleges: Bullied And Harassed Tenant To Force Eviction, Injury Due To Negligence

Sued Blogger For $20 Million – Censorship And Freedom Of The Press

Lawsuit Filed Today Against Jody Kriss – Claiming He Is At Center of $250 Million Tax Scam Lawsuit Which Named Donald and Ivanka Trump