College Not Responsible for Student Deaths in Off-Campus Housing
LVT Number: #29967
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.
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)