(Un)Happy Feet

Gautam and Shweta Daftary leased office space for their dental practice from the Henry S.  Miller real estate firm (“HSM”).  Among other disputes with HSM, the Dafatarys argued that they were constructively evicted from their office space when a excessively loud dance studio moved into the the office next door. Although HSM contended that the Dafatarys took too long to leave the premises to support a constructive eviction claim, the Court of Appeals upheld the jury’s finding that 13 months is a reasonable amount of time to expect a dental practice to move offices.

Daftary v. Prestonwood Markey Square