Landlord Not Responsible for Shooting of Tenant in Her Apartment

LVT Number: #24831

Tenant sued landlord for negligence. In 2008, the father of her child shot her in her apartment. Earlier that day tenant had gone to the father's apartment to retrieve their child after an argument over babysitting arrangements. While there she took $2,500 and some drugs that belonged to the father. She telephoned him when she got home and told him what she had done in order to taunt him. The father then came over and shot her. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to provide locks or other adequate security on the building entry door or the door to her apartment.

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