Monthly Archives: March 2012

Recent Applications of the Ancient Doctrine of “Constructive Trust” to Contemporary Legal Disputes

By Victor M. Metsch, Esq.

This article was originally published by Thomson Reuters.

The Legal Framework

“Constructive trust” was just one of many mind-numbing “ancient” remedies dissected in my first year of law school.  The applicability of such relief, at the time, seemed purely academic and clearly remote from the real world.  Given that introduction to the remedy, I am surprised how often the doctrine is invoked in connection with circumstances that our predecessors-in-law could never have foreseen. Continue reading

Big loss factor riles small tenant in Midtown

Victor M. Metsch, as attorney of record for Hartman & Craven LLP, represents the plaintiff/commercial tenant, in the case reported below.

The Real Deal New York City Real Estate News

Big loss factor riles small tenant in Midtown

Lawsuit draws attention to confusing element of Manhattan leasing

March 16, 2012 04:30PM | By Adam Pincus

A small office tenant in a Midtown building is expressing the confusion and anger that many of his peers feel with the concept known in the industry as the loss factor, which he perceives is eating up nearly half of the space for which he is paying rent.

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