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And, with it, Midtown tenants' hopes may well be null and void.
A ruling in their favor, Utrecht continues, will now require "some judge to call some official with the city and with Mercy a liar. And judges don't like doing that." He pauses, then laughs. "Judges look for ways to decide cases without calling someone a liar.
"And that's extra true when one of the parties is the city."