What If the Case Is Not Settled?

The case will be sent to a different courtroom (except in Staten Island), called a “Trial Part,” for a trial on that day or be scheduled for trial on another day. In some boroughs a court employee called an Expeditor is responsible for determining what court date is available for trial and which Trial Part will be the first available to try your case.

At a trial, you will have to prove your case and respond to any defenses or claims of the tenant. (See “What Do I Bring to Court to Prove My Case? ” on page 8 and “What Happens if I Go to Trial? ” on pages 13-15).