Himmelstein, McConnell

Said I was time bared from reaching back more than 4 years.

The landlord Edelstein was caught by the pre trial judge presenting a false instrument to enforce the collection of an illegal rent proscribed by PENAL LAW 175.35 OFFERING A FALSE  INSTRUMENT FOR FILING FIRST DEGREE An class E felony. Mandatory one to fours years in prison. Thus causing the judge to order Trial/Settlement.

This is simple stuff—the landlord’s criminal fraud removed any time bar limitations.
Simcuski v Saeli, 44 NY2d 442, 448-449 [1978].