LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Tenant Presented No Proof of Claimed Damage to Her Personal Property

September 25, 2019    

Former tenant sued landlord, claiming that landlord damaged tenant's personal property, in violation of their lease agreement and the implied warranty of habitability. The City Court ruled for tenant and awarded...

Was Landlord Responsible for Building Visitor's Slip and Fall?

August 21, 2019    

A building visitor sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that landlord was responsible for her slip-and-fall on an unsecured doormat outside tenant's apartment. The visitor's hand was injured in the accident, which...

Is Landlord Responsible for Property Damage Due to Bedbug Infestation?

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord in small claims court, claiming that landlord caused $5,000 in damages to her personal property due to a bedbug infestation in her apartment. The court ruled for tenant in part and awarded her $2...

Tenant Not Responsible for Subtenant's Slip-and-Fall

July 13, 2019    

Subtenant sued landlord and tenant for negligence based on injuries she suffered when she fell on the apartment building's interior concrete staircase. The court denied tenant's request to dismiss any of the...

Tenant's Claims Based on Secondhand Smoke Dismissed

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence and breach of contract, claiming personal injuries arose from her exposure to secondhand smoke in her apartment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip-and-Fall on Lobby Step

June 24, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA for damages based on injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident in the building stairway. Tenant slipped on urine on the stairs. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming...

Is Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Slip-and-Fall on Icy Steps?

June 24, 2019    

Tenant of two-family house sued landlord to recover damages for injuries after slipping and falling on ice on the exterior front steps of his house. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case...

Is Landlord Responsible for Window Falling on Tenant's Hand?

June 17, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for damages, after an apartment window abruptly closed on his hand. Tenant claimed that landlord negligently maintained the window. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case...

Landlord NYCHA Not Responsible for Attack on Visiting Nurse

April 23, 2019    

A visiting nurse sued landlord NYCHA after she was injured during an assault while visiting her patient tenant in the building. The nurse claimed that NYCHA didn't provide adequate security. The court denied...

Condo Unit Owner Sues Neighbor for Causing Pipe Burst and Water Damage

March 19, 2019    

Condominium unit owner sued building neighbor for damages caused by a water leak in his unit. The condo owner claimed negligence and sought $123,000. The condo owner claimed that his neighbor negligently disposed of...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall on Ice

March 16, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence. Tenant had been injured when she fell while stepping from the slate landing onto the paved walkway outside the building, where there was some ice. The court granted landlord's...

College Not Responsible for Student Deaths in Off-Campus Housing

March 15, 2019    

Estate administrators of student-tenants sued landlord and Marist College for negligence after students were killed in a house fire. The college argued that it wasn't responsible for the students' deaths and...