Thursday, October 11, 2012
A 93-year-old woman Virginia Rubio had her parking spot in Manhattan taken from her by her co-op board. Her son, Richard Rubio, is now trying to help his mother get her spot back. The co-op board reportedly took her spot because she abandoned it and was not paying for the spot. Richard, however, contends that the co-op board wrongfully took her spot because she did not abandon the spot and the money for her spot was suppose to be paid with funds from his bank account. Richard contends that the reasons that his mother did not abandon the spot was because he took her car to get some repairs performed on the car.
Now, Virginia Rubio is fighting the decision of the co-op board and has brought suit against them. Richard claimed that his mother needs the spot for several reasons. First, she has Parkinson's Disease and needs the car to get to the doctor's office. Her son apparently drives her because she has lost the ability to do so. Second, she has a limited income and she owned the spot at a good monthly rental price.
See Caroline Fairchild, Virginia Rubino, 93-Year-Old New York Woman, Loses Parking Spot To Co-Op Board, The Huffington Post, Oct. 8, 2012.
Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing this article to my attention.