Co-op Tenant Claims Breach of Fiduciary Duty Based on Bedbug Infestation

July 27, 2018
LVT Number: #28547

Cooperative shareholder tenant sued landlord co-op corporation and co-op board members, claiming that they breached their fiduciary duty after tenant had a bedbug infestation in his apartment. Tenant claimed that the infestation spread through the building and continued for 10 months after starting in another apartment across the hall, before landlord hired an exterminator to provide competent abatement services.

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Stinner v. Epstein: Index No. 2015-12580, 2018 NY Slip Op 04371 (App. Div. 2 Dept.; 6/13/18; Mastro, JP, Rivera, Hinds-Radix, Iannacci, JJ)