New York City Civil Court Act § 208. Counterclaims




The court shall have jurisdiction of counterclaims as follows:

(a) Of any counterclaim the subject matter of which would be within the jurisdiction of the court if sued upon separately.

(b) Of any counterclaim for money only, without regard to amount.

(c) Of any counterclaim for:

1. the rescission or reformation of the transaction upon which the plaintiff's cause of action is founded, if the amount in controversy on such counterclaim does not exceed $25,000;  or

2. an accounting between partners after the dissolution of the partnership, where the book value of the partnership assets does not exceed $25,000 and the plaintiff's cause of action arises out of the partnership.

(d) In an action commenced in the housing part by the city department charged with enforcing the multiple dwelling law, housing maintenance code, or other state or local laws applicable to the enforcement of proper housing standards, no counterclaim may be interposed or maintained except if it relates to an action or proceeding specified in subdivision (a) of § 110 of this act.



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