081908tenantharassment.jpgThat new law enabling tenants to sue their landlords for harassment could be overturned. A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court by the misleadingly-named Rent Stabilization Association and the poetically-named Prometheus Realty Corp. (because the corporation is chained to the rock of onerous regulation while tenants peck at their livers) argues that while the NYPD is free to intervene in cases of tenant harassment, it is not within the city’s power to regulate housing issues, Gotham Gazette reports. According to the Sun, the suit also maintains that it’s simply impossible for a city inspector to objectively evaluate whether "harassment" has taken place. City Council speaker Christine Quinn (pictured), a champion of the Tenant Protection Act, says that “instead of forcing us to waste taxpayer money in court, landlords should use their resources to ensure full compliance with the law.”