Chronic nonpayment claim dismissed #25762.

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Landlord sued to evict tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Tenant in turn sought $10,000 in damages for apartment conditions. Landlord had brought three prior nonpayment proceedings against tenant between 2012 and 2013. All were settled. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. He claimed that three nonpayment proceedings in a three-year period weren't grounds enough for eviction based on chronic nonpayment. And, tenant claimed, in at least two of those cases he legitimately withheld rent due to a lack of...

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