Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall

LVT Number: #29910

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, after she slipped and fell on a wet staircase in her apartment building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and won. Landlord didn't have actual notice of a wet condition on the staircase. It also didn't have constructive notice. The water condition didn't exist for a sufficient period of time to discover and fix the problem.

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Perez v. River Park Bronx Apartments, Inc.: Index No. 7739-21864/14, 2019 NY Slip Op 00196 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 1/10/19; Richter, JP, Manzanet-Daniels, Gische, Kapnick, Gesmer, JJ)