The East Village couple - one an entrepreneur, one a lawyer - celebrated after their legal victory over landlord Steven Croman of Croman Realty. That couple is Adam Berk and Karen Kushkin. They returned home, reports the NEW YORK POST, to an apartment which had been robbed, a fire set, and their dog unconscious. The latter later died.
The couple might have felt secure about the law and their trust in it. Otherwise they wouldn't have gone through the ordeal of going the legal route. Now their world view might be upset.
It was Helen Keller, no stranger to suffering, who observed, "Security is mostly a superstition." Those not satisfied with how someone or an institution is treating them has to weigh the risk of each way they might seek redress. We have no way of knowing and may never know if their landlord pushed back. Or the fallout post-legal ruling was just bad luck. What we do know is that no outcome ensures anything. That includes legal ones. Incidentally, there's that old saying in legal circles: The company can win the litigation and still go bankrupt and/or have its brand never recover.