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First published: Mar 2022
Objectionable Conduct: A ‘Pullman” Slip -Up

The so-called Pullman provision in a proprietary lease is a very useful tool when it comes to shareholders who exhibit objectionable conduct. However, in order to properly use this weapon, the co-op must strictly comply with the terms of the provision, as the courts are very aware that terminating a proprietary lease is an extreme remedy. Prior to utilizing this provision, the co-op must review every step required with management and counsel, as any defect in the procedure will result in a dismissal of the co-op’s action.

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