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An 82-year-old Washington Heights resident went to court last year after his landlord planned to evict him from his rent-controlled apartment. The renter won the case. But a federal judge ruled that the man's landlord won't have to pay the $22,000 settlement or $108,000 in legal fees?instead, the landlord's lawyer will, a decision that has struck fear into the hearts of real estate lawyers everywhere. The judge said the landlord's lawyer was responsible for the clerical error that led to the eviction proceedings, though, in a confusing twist, there were also some faulty landlord records involved. [WSJ]