LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Tenant Claims Injury by Mold in Her Apartment

October 8, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming personal injuries due to exposure to toxic mold and fungi in her apartment. Tenant claimed lost wages but failed to produce her employment records for the prior eight years. The court...

Landlord Not Responsible for Wet Condition of Staircase

September 18, 2018    

Pedestrian sued landlord NYCHA after she slipped and fell on urine in a staircase located on the property. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case because it didn't have notice of the claimed condition. The...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injuries After Kitchen Cabinet Fell

June 25, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she opened a kitchen cabinet door and the cabinet suddenly fell on her from the wall. The court ruled for tenant without a trial. Tenant showed that the cabinet fell due to...

Elevator Service Company Not Responsible for Tenant's Injuries

June 24, 2018    

Tenant sued elevator service company after she was injured when her building elevator closed unexpectedly on her. The court granted the elevator company's request to dismiss the case without a trial. Tenant...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Wet Step

May 29, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after slipping and falling on a step at the building. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without trial. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord neither created...

Landlord Didn't Produce Records in Pre-Trial Questioning

May 26, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after he was shot by intruders who gained access to the building's common areas. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to maintain the building's entrances and to properly...

Tenant Claims Defective Kitchen Cabinet Fell Off Wall, Causing Injury

March 14, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she was injured by a kitchen cabinet that fell off the wall. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Fall in Staircase

February 13, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after slipping on the building's stairway during the ongoing power blackout that resulted from Hurricane Sandy. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case...

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...

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