Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injury on Ice Outside Building

LVT Number: #29906

Former tenant sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell on ice outside her apartment building and claimed that she was injured. After a jury trial, the court found that landlord was 100 percent liable for tenant's injuries. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the court abused its discretion by precluding her from pointing out at trial that tenant had a criminal conviction in her record from 2002. The trial court didn't abuse its discretion by precluding evidence of a drug conviction from 15 years earlier.

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Ubiles v. Halliwell-Kemp: Index No. 1164, 2018 NY Slip Op 08801 (App. Div. 4 Dept.; 12/21/18; Carni, JP, Lindley, DeJoseph, Nemoyer, Winslow, JJ)