Tenant Didn't Show How Assailant Got into Building
LVT Number: 10468
Tenant sued landlord for negligence after he was assaulted in landlord's building. The court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case without a trial. Tenant appealed. The appeals court ruled against tenant. Tenant claimed that the assailant gained access to the building because of a broken front-door lock or other failure of building security. But tenant presented no proof.
McNeil v. NYC Housing Authority: NYLJ, p. 27, col. 3 (3/14/96) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Wallach, JP, Ross, Nardelli, Williams, Mazzarelli, JJ)