Fraud by landlord in commercial lease

Seymour Winick, Inc. Ariana Realty Co.

Commercial Law

171 A.D.2d 785, 567 N.Y.S.2d 506 (2nd Dept. 1991)

A commercial landlord could be held liable for defrauding its restaurant tenant where: (i) the landlord represented to the tenant that the landlord would not lease space to another restaurant if the tenant moved its restaurant to different space in the building, and (ii) the landlord later leased space in the building to a competing restaurant.