Is Landlord Liable for Attack on Tenant in Gated Alleyway?

Is Landlord Liable for Attack on Tenant in Gated Alleyway?



LVT Number: #29738

Tenant sued landlord after she was assaulted in a gated alleyway by her apartment building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial, claiming that it wasn't responsible. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The gated alleyway wasn't a public area over which landlord would have no duty to maintain minimal security precautions.

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Sanchez v. Morris Ave. Equities Corp.: 2018 NY Slip Op 07071 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 10/23/18; Sweeny, JP Gische, Tom, Mazzarelli, Kern, JJ)