LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Was Landlord Responsible for Attack on Tenant's Guest?

September 28, 2020    

Tenant's guest sued landlord for negligence after he was shot as he left the building by an outside attacker. He claimed that the main entrance building locks were never locked because the locks were broken. The...

Was Tenant's Death in Fire Caused by Landlord's Negligence?

August 18, 2020    

The estate of a 71-year-old deceased tenant sued landlord, claiming the wrongful death of tenant occurred due to landlord's negligence and breach of the warranty of habitability.

Tenant Signed Apartment Surrender Agreement with General Release

August 17, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord for negligence after she broke her hip, requiring surgery and convalescence in two rehab facilities after surgery. She claimed that she tripped and fell on broken flooring in her...

Did Landlord Respond Sufficiently to Bedbug Condition?

July 21, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord due to bedbug infestation in his apartment. He claimed that the problem began in 2015, although he didn't bring his lawsuit until 2018, after new landlord bought the building in 2017. Tenant...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injury from Falling Light Fixture?

July 21, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord and landlord's plumbing contractor, claiming that he was injured when a ceiling light fixture in his bathroom fell onto him due to negligent installation of the toilet in the apartment above...

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...