LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Landlord Not Responsible for Injuries to Tenant After Shooting

November 21, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord after being shot at her apartment building. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord had a duty to take minimal security precautions to...

Tenants Can't Raise Negligence Claim in Federal Court

November 21, 2019    

Tenants sued Con Edison and landlord in federal court, claiming that they were negligent by failing to remedy a gas leak and to remove mold, roaches, rats, and garbage from in and around their apartment. Tenants...

Tenant Sues Landlord After Tripping Over Mat in Lobby

October 25, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, after she tripped and fell over a mat placed in front of an elevator in the building lobby. Tenant claimed that the mat was defective because it had curled-up edges. She also said...

Tenant Presented No Proof of Claimed Damage to Her Personal Property

September 25, 2019    

Former tenant sued landlord, claiming that landlord damaged tenant's personal property, in violation of their lease agreement and the implied warranty of habitability. The City Court ruled for tenant and awarded...

Was Landlord Responsible for Building Visitor's Slip and Fall?

August 21, 2019    

A building visitor sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that landlord was responsible for her slip-and-fall on an unsecured doormat outside tenant's apartment. The visitor's hand was injured in the accident, which...

Is Landlord Responsible for Property Damage Due to Bedbug Infestation?

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord in small claims court, claiming that landlord caused $5,000 in damages to her personal property due to a bedbug infestation in her apartment. The court ruled for tenant in part and awarded her $2...

Tenant Not Responsible for Subtenant's Slip-and-Fall

July 13, 2019    

Subtenant sued landlord and tenant for negligence based on injuries she suffered when she fell on the apartment building's interior concrete staircase. The court denied tenant's request to dismiss any of the...

Tenant's Claims Based on Secondhand Smoke Dismissed

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence and breach of contract, claiming personal injuries arose from her exposure to secondhand smoke in her apartment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip-and-Fall on Lobby Step

June 24, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA for damages based on injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident in the building stairway. Tenant slipped on urine on the stairs. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming...

Is Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Slip-and-Fall on Icy Steps?

June 24, 2019    

Tenant of two-family house sued landlord to recover damages for injuries after slipping and falling on ice on the exterior front steps of his house. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case...

Is Landlord Responsible for Window Falling on Tenant's Hand?

June 17, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for damages, after an apartment window abruptly closed on his hand. Tenant claimed that landlord negligently maintained the window. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case...

Landlord NYCHA Not Responsible for Attack on Visiting Nurse

April 23, 2019    

A visiting nurse sued landlord NYCHA after she was injured during an assault while visiting her patient tenant in the building. The nurse claimed that NYCHA didn't provide adequate security. The court denied...