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 Post subject: Jared is a slumlord
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:16 pm 
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Of course, in Republican circles, this isn't a bad thing. Via Propublica:

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Friday that Jared Kushner’s family real estate company could not keep secret the identities of its partners in Baltimore-area apartment complexes that are the subject of a class-action lawsuit by tenants.

The class-action lawsuit was filed in September, following a May article co-published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine that described how Kushner Companies have used highly aggressive tactics in pursuing payments from tenants and former tenants of 15 large apartment complexes it owns and manages in the Baltimore area.

The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, alleges that the Kushner Companies’ real estate management arm and related corporate entities have been improperly inflating payments owned by tenants by charging them late fees that are often baseless and in excess of state limits and court fees that are not actually approved by any court. The suit alleges that the late fees and court fees set in motion a vicious cycle in which rent payments are partly put toward the fees instead of the actual rent owed, thus deeming the tenant once again “late” on his or her rent payment, leading to yet more late fees and court fees. Tenants are pressured to pay the snowballing bills with immediate threat of eviction, the suit alleges.


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 Post subject: Re: Jared is a slumlord
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some of the tales of misery that have come out about having these people as "landlords" owning
buildings that rent to other living humans....are beyond disgusting.

that he's a jew is hilarious since he treats tenants like they are jesus while dragging a cross.
spit shame degradation. repeat.

jareds karma is a fucking mess. no wonder people get out of the way of his dark cloud. ewwwwwww....

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 Post subject: Re: Jared is a slumlord
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Of course, in Republican circles, this isn't a bad thing. Via Propublica:

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Friday that Jared Kushner’s family real estate company could not keep secret the identities of its partners in Baltimore-area apartment complexes that are the subject of a class-action lawsuit by tenants.

The class-action lawsuit was filed in September, following a May article co-published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine that described how Kushner Companies have used highly aggressive tactics in pursuing payments from tenants and former tenants of 15 large apartment complexes it owns and manages in the Baltimore area.

The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, alleges that the Kushner Companies’ real estate management arm and related corporate entities have been improperly inflating payments owned by tenants by charging them late fees that are often baseless and in excess of state limits and court fees that are not actually approved by any court. The suit alleges that the late fees and court fees set in motion a vicious cycle in which rent payments are partly put toward the fees instead of the actual rent owed, thus deeming the tenant once again “late” on his or her rent payment, leading to yet more late fees and court fees. Tenants are pressured to pay the snowballing bills with immediate threat of eviction, the suit alleges.


I do not know about the merits of the case as it regards charging of fees. Those items are usually part of the rental agreement. I can tell you that it is quite common as a matter of law in a number of agreements for payments first to be applied to outstanding/unpaid fees before being applied to current payment obligations. I’m sure it varies by degree from state to state but I have seen it numerous times.


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 Post subject: Re: Jared is a slumlord
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I do not know about the merits of the case as it regards charging of fees. Those items are usually part of the rental agreement. I can tell you that it is quite common as a matter of law in a number of agreements for payments first to be applied to outstanding/unpaid fees before being applied to current payment obligations. I’m sure it varies by degree from state to state but I have seen it numerous times.


The merits of the case are not before us Joe, any speculation about that is just speculation at this point. The blurb quoted some scant details about the plaintiffs case but the article is actually about what pretrial documents should, or should not, be sealed from public view to protect the privacy rights of the defendants. The Judge ruled they should not be sealed, so that's been decided:

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In his ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar stated that the high level of public interest in Kushner and his business associates if anything enhanced the case for maintaining access to the identities of the defendants in the case.

“The Defendants are no doubt correct that the presence of the Kushner (and therefore Trump) families in this case has raised its profile and attracted significant, though perhaps not ‘unprecedented,’ media attention,” Bedar wrote. “But increased public interest in a case does not, by itself, overcome the presumption of access. In fact, it would logically strengthen it, particularly when the interest is due to the presence of important public figures in the litigation. In such an instance, the public’s desire to evaluate the Court’s decision-making is likely augmented. And beyond this apparently inevitable media scrutiny, Defendants have largely relied on ‘vague superlatives’ and insinuations instead of demonstrating specific harms.”


From there the article veers off into speculation about possible Israeli and Chinese investors, attempting to raise the interest of the story beyond any factual basis I could at this time see. In a few days, perhaps as soon as Monday the identity of the investors will be public record. So I think that speculation is premature, senseless, and shrill.


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The merits of the case are not before us Joe, any speculation about that is just speculation at this point. The blurb quoted some scant details about the plaintiffs case but the article is actually about what pretrial documents should, or should not, be sealed from public view to protect the privacy rights of the defendants. The Judge ruled they should not be sealed, so that's been decided:



From there the article veers off into speculation about possible Israeli and Chinese investors, attempting to raise the interest of the story beyond any factual basis I could at this time see. In a few days, perhaps as soon as Monday the identity of the investors will be public record. So I think that speculation is premature, senseless, and shrill.

Soooo good to see you come to Jared's defense. Of course, how could ANYONE think that Jared, whose father was convicted of tax evasion and other corruption, could be of the same mold? Maybe the Boston Globe?

The Globe reached more than two dozen of his former tenants, many of whom were surprised to learn that Kushner was behind the vague-sounding partnerships — Somerville Building Associates and the like — where they used to send their rent checks. Most complaints were handled by a management company; they rarely dealt with him.

One building had persistent issues with trash and overflowing dumpsters that triggered letters from the city and a local alderman.

Another property had several complaints about foul smells and insects that lingered. “Owner not responding to tenants living conditions,” the city wrote in August 2004. “Tenant will call exterminators.” Six months later, another complaint came in: “Strong sewage smell in apartment coming from basement.”

Six weeks later, reports of “mold, smell of dead animals, infestation of insects.” The city ordered extermination of the apartment and repairs to windows throughout. Within a few weeks, the city deemed the issue resolved.

A large Kushner-owned 15-unit building on Waldo Avenue had reports of no heat at times in the winter, and then a broken thermostat that would push hot air into the rooms in the fall and spring. A city inspector wrote in a report that it was 95 degrees in one apartment.

Residents reported being told by property managers to just open the windows.

One tenant wrote in 2004 that the renters had “landed . . . in the middle of an unbelievably distressing situation with a slumlord who refuses to fix the heat.”

“We had the misfortune of being the first tenants to fight a landlord as vindictive and crooked as Kushner Companies,” they wrote, saying the problem had gone on for at least three years.

A few doors down, other tenants had similar issues.

“We went a whole winter without any heat,” recalled Rachel Marks, who relied on residual heat from the two floors below, which helped but did not offset the subzero temperatures that winter. “We were going back and forth complaining all winter. We were cold.”

Marks — who said she had paid $632.40 to fill the oil tank outside in preparation for winter — raised alarms with the property manager, and later with Kushner headquarters in New Jersey.

Property managers claimed the problem was with a gas line, even though the home was heated by oil.


But it's soooo good to see you defending Jared's honor. :rw) :rw) :rw)


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Soooo good to see you come to Jared's defense. Of course, how could ANYONE think that Jared, whose father was convicted of tax evasion and other corruption, could be of the same mold? Maybe the Boston Globe?

The Globe reached more than two dozen of his former tenants, many of whom were surprised to learn that Kushner was behind the vague-sounding partnerships — Somerville Building Associates and the like — where they used to send their rent checks. Most complaints were handled by a management company; they rarely dealt with him.

One building had persistent issues with trash and overflowing dumpsters that triggered letters from the city and a local alderman.

Another property had several complaints about foul smells and insects that lingered. “Owner not responding to tenants living conditions,” the city wrote in August 2004. “Tenant will call exterminators.” Six months later, another complaint came in: “Strong sewage smell in apartment coming from basement.”

Six weeks later, reports of “mold, smell of dead animals, infestation of insects.” The city ordered extermination of the apartment and repairs to windows throughout. Within a few weeks, the city deemed the issue resolved.

A large Kushner-owned 15-unit building on Waldo Avenue had reports of no heat at times in the winter, and then a broken thermostat that would push hot air into the rooms in the fall and spring. A city inspector wrote in a report that it was 95 degrees in one apartment.

Residents reported being told by property managers to just open the windows.

One tenant wrote in 2004 that the renters had “landed . . . in the middle of an unbelievably distressing situation with a slumlord who refuses to fix the heat.”

“We had the misfortune of being the first tenants to fight a landlord as vindictive and crooked as Kushner Companies,” they wrote, saying the problem had gone on for at least three years.

A few doors down, other tenants had similar issues.

“We went a whole winter without any heat,” recalled Rachel Marks, who relied on residual heat from the two floors below, which helped but did not offset the subzero temperatures that winter. “We were going back and forth complaining all winter. We were cold.”

Marks — who said she had paid $632.40 to fill the oil tank outside in preparation for winter — raised alarms with the property manager, and later with Kushner headquarters in New Jersey.

Property managers claimed the problem was with a gas line, even though the home was heated by oil.


But it's soooo good to see you defending Jared's honor. :rw) :rw) :rw)


It's soooo good to see you're still being the big dog around here. Woof Woof Woof


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It's soooo good to see you're still being the big dog around here. Woof Woof Woof

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Jews don't have a difficult enough time...so we can always thank Jews like the Kushner's for making it even worse.

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It's soooo good to see you're still being the big dog around here. Woof Woof Woof


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