KAREN C. LUSTIG, Plaintiff-Appellant,
REGENCY CO-OP, INC., Defendant-Respondent.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted April 23, 2013
On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Bergen County, Docket No. C-167-10.
Law Offices of Ian J. Hirsch & Associates, LLC, attorneys for appellant in A-5432-10 (Ian J. Hirsch, on the briefs).
Bolan Jahnsen Dacey, attorneys for respondent in A-5432-10 (Vicki Shea Connolly, of counsel; Elizabeth A. Wilson, on the brief). Karen C. Lustig, appellant pro se in A-0645-11.
Verde, Steinberg & Pontell, LLC, attorneys for respondent in A-0645-11 (Siobhan McGowan, on the brief).
Before Judges Fisher, St. John and Leone.
Plaintiff Karen C. Lustig appeals from a decision of the Chancery Division, dismissing her complaint against defendant Regency Co-Op, Inc., and a second decision awarding defendant attorneys' fees. Following our review of the arguments advanced on appeal, in light of the record and applicable law, we affirm.
The record reflects the following facts and procedural history.
Plaintiff, a shareholder in the defendant corporation, leases apartment "7A" in a complex known as Regency Towers from defendant pursuant to a proprietary lease agreement. Two disputes arose between the parties that resulted in the decisions under review.
A. The Balcony
In 2007 and 2008 defendant hired an engineering company to inspect the balconies of Regency Towers. In keeping with the engineering company's recommendations, defendant authorized ...