Did Apartment Contain Lead-Based Paint That Sickened Child?

LVT Number: #29919

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA for negligence after her child was diagnosed with lead poisoning. The court ruled for landlord and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed, and the case was reopened. The rebuttable presumption of Local Law 1 of 1982 didn't apply because the building wasn't constructed before Jan. 1, 1960, when New York City banned the use of lead paint.

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A.L. v. NYCHA: Index No. 7399-305654/2011, 2019 NY Slip Op 00702 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 1/31/19; Moulton, J)