LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

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...

Two Handrails Not Required on Staircase

April 27, 2017    

Tenant claimed that she was injured when she slipped while going up stairs from the building lobby to the second floor. She said there was dirt, trash, and debris on the stairs and that she had previously complained...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injuries in Elevator Accident?

April 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming injuries after an elevator door forcibly closed and struck her. The court ruled against tenant after trial and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed, and the case was...

Did Landlord Install Smoke Detector in Apartment?

April 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming that landlord was responsible for tenant’s injuries in an apartment fire. Tenant woke up to find that his living room was on fire and had to run through the flames...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Front Steps?

March 29, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence and for building code violations following his fall while descending the front steps of a two-family building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without trial, claiming...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Burn Injury

March 14, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she suffered a burn injury to her head when she used a match to try to light a burner on the top of her gas stove because the stove’s igniter didn’t work. The...

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