Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injury from Falling Light Fixture?

LVT Number: #30863

Tenant sued landlord and landlord's plumbing contractor, claiming that he was injured when a ceiling light fixture in his bathroom fell onto him due to negligent installation of the toilet in the apartment above his three months earlier. Tenant said he had complained previously to landlord about leaks and that the light fixture fell after becoming waterlogged from the leaking toilet upstairs. The contractor asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial.

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