LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Tenant Can't Prove Landlord's Renovation Work Injured Her

January 16, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord in small claims court for personal injuries and property damages. Tenant claimed that landlord's renovations to the building, which tenant claimed involved the use of a jackhammer, caused...

Did Inadequate Lighting Cause Tenant's Fall on Staircase?

December 20, 2017    

Tenant's son sued landlord for negligence. Tenant was hurt after falling in the building stairway in 2009. Tenant died in 2011. Tenant's son claimed that tenant's fall was caused by inadequate stairway...

Landlord Not Responsible for Shooting Outside Building

December 17, 2017    

A man standing on the sidewalk outside a bar on the ground floor of landlord's building sued landlord and the bar, claiming that they were responsible for his injuries after he was shot in the foot by another...

Landlord Not Responsible for Injury Caused by Window that Slammed Shut

December 17, 2017    

Tenant's son sued landlord for negligence in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing an apartment window. He claimed that the window slammed shut almost immediately after he had opened it, severing the tip of his...

Tenant's Mother Claims Loose Handrail on Staircase Caused Fall

November 22, 2017    

Tenant's mother sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell on an exterior concrete stairway of a two-family house. She said that the handrail moved, causing her to fall as she walked down the stairs...

Piece of Bedroom Ceiling Fell on Tenant's Head

October 28, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence. She was injured when a portion of her bedroom ceiling fell on her head while she was sleeping. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial, while tenant argued...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant Being Shot Inside Building

September 24, 2017    

Tenant sued the city and NYCHA, his landlord, after he was shot in the leg by an unknown attacker in his apartment building hallway. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to provide a properly locking rear door to his...

Landlord Not Responsible for Attack on Tenant During Robbery

September 24, 2017    

Landlord sued tenant for negligence after tenant was injured during an armed robbery of his apartment. The intruders entered the building through a casement apartment window, which allowed them to enter a garage,...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall?

June 27, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell where the building super had just mopped with soap and water but had not placed a warning sign in the area. The court denied landlord's request to...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Fall Down Staircase

June 24, 2017    

Tenant sued her former landlord after she fell down an interior staircase in the two-story two-family house and was injured. The trial court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed and lost. The...

Is Landlord Responsible for Laundry Room Attack on Tenant?

June 24, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she was sexually assaulted in the building laundry room. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without a trial. Tenant appealed, and the case was...

Landlord Didn't Escort Exterminator into Apartment

May 30, 2017    

Tenants sued landlord in Westchester County small claims court, claiming that property was stolen from their apartment when landlord sent an exterminator to clear bedbugs in tenants' apartment. The exterminator...

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