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Yellowstone Update: Recent Decisions By the First and Second Departments

Yellowstone Update:  Recent Decisions By the First and Second Departments

 (Victor M. Metsch is a Senior Litigation/ADR partner at Hartman & Craven LLP.  He can be reached at  He maintains a website at and can be found on Twitter at @LegalVictor1).

This article was originally published by Thomson Reuters.

The Yellowstone Legal Template

The purpose of Yellowstone relief on the one hand, and the legal standards therefor, on the other, are well established:

The purpose of a Yellowstone injunction is to maintain the status quo so that the tenant may challenge the landlord’s assessment of its rights without the tenant, during the pendency of the action, forfeiting its valuable property interest in the lease…As such, it may be granted on less than the normal showing required for preliminary injunctive relief…” Continue reading