LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Was Landlord Responsible for Pedestrian's Slip-and-Fall Outside Building?

June 26, 2020    

Pedestrian, who was injured in a slip-and-fall in the snow in front of landlord's building, sued landlord for negligence. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without a trial. ...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall on Ice?

May 24, 2020    

Ulster County tenant sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell on a patch of ice on the single exterior step between the sidewalk and a small porch in front of her apartment door. Following pre-trial...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Trip and Fall Over Door Saddle?

May 24, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, after she tripped and fell on a door saddle at the bathroom entrance in her apartment. Landlord owned the building and was a social services organization that rented units to...

Landlord Not Responsible for Visitor's Attack on Tenant

May 23, 2020    

Tenant sued a person who attacked her in her apartment building and sued her landlord for negligence. In April 2015, after a night on the town, tenant returned to her building, followed by another woman. The doorman...

City Not Responsible for Attack on Homeless Shelter Resident

May 23, 2020    

Former NYC homeless shelter resident sued the city for negligence after he was violently assaulted by another shelter resident. NYC owned the shelter. Resident also sued the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services (DHS) as...

Did Landlord Give Tenant Defective Electric Stove During Gas Outage?

May 23, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming that she was injured when a pot of hot oil fell on her. Tenant also sued the manufacturer of the two-burner electric stove involved in her injury.

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Threat Against Social Worker

May 18, 2020    

A social worker was menaced with a knife by a tenant while working at a facility owned and operated by NYC nonprofit entities. The facility provided housing and services to individuals suffering from mental illness...

Did Landlord's Failure to Fix Shower Rod Bracket Cause Tenant's Slip and Fall?

April 21, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after he slipped and fell while stepping out of a combined bathtub/shower in his apartment after taking a shower. Tenant claimed that the wet and slippery condition of the floor...

Trial Court Improperly Dismissed Tenant's Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

March 10, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after he slipped and fell on the floor of an apartment building lobby. The trial court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed, and the case was reopened....

Landlord Not Responsible for Attack by Roommate on Shelter Occupant

February 24, 2020    

Homeless shelter occupant sued landlord for negligence after he was assaulted and battered by his roommate. He claimed that landlord negligently hired and trained staff and failed to supervise them. Landlord asked...

Person Attacked by Tenant's Dog Can Sue Landlord

February 15, 2020    

A woman who was injured after a tenant's dog bit her sued the building's landlord. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that it wasn't responsible for the dog bite. The court ruled...

Landlord Not Required to Inspect Smoke Detector

February 12, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord after he was injured during a fire in his apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to provide an operable smoke detector because it didn't regularly inspect the smoke detector. The...