Condo Unit Owner Sues Neighbor for Causing Pipe Burst and Water Damage

LVT Number: #30013

Condominium unit owner sued building neighbor for damages caused by a water leak in his unit. The condo owner claimed negligence and sought $123,000. The condo owner claimed that his neighbor negligently disposed of paper towels and that this caused a pipe to burst. The court denied the neighbor's request to dismiss the case without a trial. The neighbor provided no proof that the leak didn't originate from his unit or that paper towels weren't placed in the plumbing system. A trial was needed to determine the facts.

Sultan v. Connery: Index No. 158138/2014, 2019 NY Slip Op 30087(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 1/7/19; d'Auguste, J)