Landlord Wasn't Negligent in Maintaining Stairway
LVT Number: #31196
Tenant sued landlord after she slipped and fell on what she claimed was a defective interior stairway located in her apartment. Tenant claimed that the risers and treads of the stairs weren't built in accordance with the NYC Building Code. After a jury trial, the court ruled against tenant, and tenant asked the court to reconsider certain points. The jury found that landlord wasn't negligent in failing to keep the interior stairs in a reasonably safe condition. Tenant argued that this finding went against the weight of the evidence.