Trial Required to Determine If Landlord's Dog Was Vicious

March 24, 2023    

A visitor to the owner's property sued the owner for damages due to injuries sustained when the owner's dog attacked him and, while retreating from the dog, he fell down the front steps of the owner's...

Landlord May Be Responsible for Nonstructural Floor Defect

February 23, 2023    

Suffolk County tenant sued landlord after he was injured in landlord's building due to a defect in the interior flooring. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that it was an out-of-possession...

Landlord May Be Responsible for Tenant's Dog Biting Mailman

February 22, 2023    

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier sued landlord in 2016 after he was bitten by tenant's dog while delivering the mail. The mailman claimed that landlord was strictly liable for his injuries. After pre-trial...

Is Landlord Responsible for "Drug Fumes" from Neighbor's Unit Tenant Claims Injured Her?

January 30, 2023    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming that she was injured in her apartment by dangerous "drug fumes" coming from a neighbor's unit. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without trial....

Landlord Who Provided Emergency Lighting During Power Outage Owed Duty of Care to Injured Tenant

January 30, 2023    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence. She was injured when she fell down a darkened stairwell in her senior apartment complex during a power outage, and broke both of her arms. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the...

Wrongful Death Claim Against NYCHA by Police Officer's Family Was Untimely

November 24, 2022    

In 2014, police officer Guerra entered a NYCHA building after observing smoke coming from the 13th floor. Officer Guerra and his partner were soon overcome by smoke and collapsed. Firefighters rescued them and took...

Landlord Not Responsible for Deceased Tenant's Slip-and-Fall During Storm

November 23, 2022    

Tenant's estate sued landlord for negligence after tenant slipped and fell from an outdoor step that was covered in snow and ice. The tenant died as a result of the fall. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the...

Tenant Claims Landlord Responsible for Assault by Doorman

October 25, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord and its building doorman, claiming assault and battery after two alleged incidents. Tenant said that, while he filmed the doorman on his phone, the doorman took a metal instrument out of his...

Estate of Tenant Killed in Building Fire Sues NYCHA for Wrongful Death

October 25, 2022    

The estate administrator of a couple sued landlord NYCHA for personal injury and wrongful death after the couple died due to injuries suffered in an apartment building fire. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss the...

Landlord Let Unauthorized Visitor Up to Tenants' Apartment

September 27, 2022    

Tenants sued landlord for negligence after one of them was attacked by a visitor whom tenants had asked landlord not to admit into the building because he had threatened them.

Landlord Not Responsible for Injuries to Passerby by Tenant's Dog

August 25, 2022    

An 88-year-old man who was walking outside of landlord's building sued landlord after he fell over and was injured as a result of a tenant’s dog running out of the building and jumping on him. The man...

Was Out-of-Possession Landlord Responsible for Injuries on Building Ramp?

August 24, 2022    

An individual sued landlord for negligence after he slipped and fell due to a claimed unreasonable accumulation of moss, algae, or other plant growth on an exterior ramp at the apartment building landlord owned....