College Not Responsible for Student Deaths in Off-Campus Housing

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Estate administrators of student-tenants sued landlord and Marist College for negligence after students were killed in a house fire. The college argued that it wasn't responsible for the students' deaths and asked the court to dismiss any claims against the college. The court ruled for the college.

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Fitzsimons v. Brennan: Index No. 2016-07838, 2019 NY Slip Op 01200 (App. Div. 2 Dept.; 2/20/19; Dillon, JP, Chambers, Nelson, Christopher, JJ)