Owner Wrongfully Withheld Tenant's Security Deposit

What Happened: After 30 years of running a Dunkin’ Donuts out of the space, a tenant decided not to renew the lease. The tenant left the space broom-clean and removed all the counters, shelving, display cases, and doughnut shop-related furniture. The owner claimed the premises weren’t “rentable,” made long-term renovations, and withheld the $10,000 security deposit to pay for it. The tenant sued.

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