The 2019 Mock Trial case is "HARLEY DAVISON v. GOTHAM CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT"
In this civil case, Harley Davison v. Gotham City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Harley allegedly resided with his/her great aunt, who was a tenant of a rent-controlled apartment in a building owned by the City of Gotham. His/her aunt, Barbra Stone, who was 95 years old and lived in the two-bedroom apartment until her death on March 15, 2018, resided in the apartment since 1968. Harley claimed to have moved in with his/her elderly aunt in February 2016
to assist in her care and well-being. Following his/her aunt’s death, Harley applied to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (DHPD) for succession rights to the apartment. DHPD denied the request, determining that Harley had failed to
provide sufficient proof that s/he resided in the apartment prior to his/her aunt’s death for the requisite period of time. Harley then commenced this proceeding pursuant to Article 78 of the State of Nirvana Civil Practice Law and Rules.
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