Was Landlord Responsible for Attack on Tenant's Guest?

LVT Number: #31002

Tenant's guest sued landlord for negligence after he was shot as he left the building by an outside attacker. He claimed that the main entrance building locks were never locked because the locks were broken. The guest knew the attacker from the neighborhood, and said he was unaware of any shots or fighting at the building before the incident. The attacker had been involved in another shooting at a nearby building the same day. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without trial, claiming that it wasn't responsible for the guest's injuries.

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Kellman v. Poonam Apts, LLC: Index No. 507286/2017, 2020 NY Slip Op 32083(U)(Sup. Ct. Kings; 2/26/20; Cohen, J)