LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Landlord Not Responsible for Attack on Tenant in Building

July 27, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she was assaulted by a masked and hooded man in the 20th floor corridor leading to her apartment. Landlord managed the building. Tenant claimed that the building's front...

Conviction of Landlord Who Caused Building Explosion, Death, and Injury Upheld

July 26, 2021    

In 2015, two people were killed and 13 injured in the explosion of an unauthorized gas line rigged between two apartment buildings. The landlord and his general contractor were convicted in criminal court on multiple...

Did Landlord's Window Contractor Cause Tenant's Injuries?

July 26, 2021    

Tenant complained to landlord that the bottom part of his window was difficult to open. Landlord hired a glass and awning installation company to fix the window. Tenant later sued landlord and the glass company,...

Is Landlord Responsible for Fire That Killed Tenant?

June 22, 2021    

The daughter of a deceased rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord for wrongful death after tenant died in a fire that broke out in her apartment during the night while she was sleeping. The daughter claimed that the...

NYCHA Not Responsible for Murder of Tenant's Daughter During Gang Fight

May 6, 2021    

Tenant, on behalf of her daughter's estate, sued landlord NYCHA after her daughter was murdered in tenant's building. Tenant claimed that NYCHA's building security was negligent. Tenant's son was...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall

March 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after a slip and fall that happened when she entered the building elevator. Video showed that tenant fell in a spot right behind where her daughter had just wheeled a suitcase into...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall in Driveway?

February 24, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord for damages after he slipped and fell on ice in the driveway of landlord's house. The court denied landlord's request to dismiss the case without trial following pretrial questioning and...

Was Landlord Responsible for Targeted Attack That Killed Tenant?

February 24, 2021    

Tenant's son sued landlord NYCHA for negligence after tenant was killed in the building. Tenant and her sons had moved from a rented house to a NYCHA apartment to get away from tenant's abusive fiance. The...

Did Improperly Installed Window Guard Cause Child's Fall?

February 22, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord after her child fell from the seventh-floor double-hung bedroom window in tenant's apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord and its employees caused or created an unsafe condition by...

Landlord and Security Company Not Responsible for Attack on Visitor

February 9, 2021    

A visitor to landlord's building sued landlord and its security service provider, claiming that she was assaulted while visiting tenant in his apartment. Tenant was the visitor's nephew and the visitor...

Was Lack of Nonskid Strips on Staircase Cause of Tenant's Fall?

January 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after slipping on a building staircase between the first floor and the basement. Tenant claimed that her fall was caused by the stair itself, which was made of smooth granite and...

Landlord Wasn't Negligent in Maintaining Stairway

January 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord after she slipped and fell on what she claimed was a defective interior stairway located in her apartment. Tenant claimed that the risers and treads of the stairs weren't built in accordance...