Tenants Can Sue Landlord for Negligence Based on Porter's Actions

LVT Number: #31073

Tenants sued landlord because they claimed that landlord's building porter made a false report to NYC's Child Protective Services (CPS). Tenants made a number of legal claims against landlord. The court dismissed claims that landlord: (a) breached tenant's lease and the warranty of habitability; and (b) committed fraud, defamation, and harassment. The appeals court ruled that these claims were correctly dismissed.

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