On Friday, the Southern District of New York filed suit against real estate developer Tom Stromberg alleging the developer violated his rights to the title deed of his two properties.
The suit claims Strombogs property, a 5-acre piece of land in Brooklyn Heights, New York, was sold by him in September of 2017 for $6.2 million to a developer who had the right to take it for a fee.
Strombs suit also alleges that the developer, who has the title to the property, did not properly obtain a copy of the title or title deed.
Strombowers lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern Central District of Southern New York in Brooklyn, and the plaintiff’s complaint alleges that Stromburys property was sold to a “bidders company” at an auction in October of 2017, with a price tag of $5.8 million.
The plaintiff alleges that this auction occurred before Stromber’s lawsuit was approved and the lawsuit was pending.
Stromebowers suit claims the two properties were sold in violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, or the RSPA.
The suit seeks monetary damages, as well as an injunction barring Stromberger from “interfering in any way” with the sale.
Stramberg’s suit also claims that the RFP process was “fraudulent, opaque and fraudulent.”
Stromberg is seeking $5 million in attorneys’ fees, court costs and costs of the lawsuit, and attorney’s fees for Strombers “adversarial, misleading, and defamatory conduct.”