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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lawyer in eviction case: "I'm nobody."

Three days after city marshals evicted her and changed her locks, Woodycrest Avenue resident Carmen Vasquez was in court on Monday, along with attorney Eric Pilotti, arguing that her eviction should be set aside and her home should be restored to her.

An attorney for Vasquez' landlord, Alliance Housing Associates II, was in the courtroom as well, though her presence there was apparently news to her: Following a roughly 15-minute proceeding that ultimately resulted in Judge Pierre Turner adjourning the case until Thursday, a reporter approached the lawyer and asked for her name.

She replied, "I'm not the lawyer. No comment. I'm nobody. I don't count," before quickly exiting the courtroom.

Following the exchange, Carmen Villa-Lugo —court attorney for Judge Turner—confirmed that, in fact, the woman in question was the attorney for Alliance Housing Associates II. Villa-Lugo identified her as Marybeth Hotaling, of the Brooklyn law firm Cohen, Hurkin, Ehrenfeld, Pomerantz, and Tenenbaum.


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