LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

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...

Condo Unit Owner Sues Neighbor for Causing Pipe Burst and Water Damage

March 19, 2019    

Condominium unit owner sued building neighbor for damages caused by a water leak in his unit. The condo owner claimed negligence and sought $123,000. The condo owner claimed that his neighbor negligently disposed of...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall on Ice

March 16, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence. Tenant had been injured when she fell while stepping from the slate landing onto the paved walkway outside the building, where there was some ice. The court granted landlord's...

College Not Responsible for Student Deaths in Off-Campus Housing

March 15, 2019    

Estate administrators of student-tenants sued landlord and Marist College for negligence after students were killed in a house fire. The college argued that it wasn't responsible for the students' deaths and...

Commercial Tenant Responsible for Clearing Snow

February 27, 2019    

Upstairs tenant sued landlord for injuries after slipping and falling on a snowy or icy condition on an outside staircase and breaking her ankle. After that case was resolved, landlord sued basement commercial tenant...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall

February 20, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, after she slipped and fell on a wet staircase in her apartment building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled against landlord, who...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injury on Ice Outside Building

January 28, 2019    

Former tenant sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell on ice outside her apartment building and claimed that she was injured. After a jury trial, the court found that landlord was 100 percent liable...

Unit Owner Claims Condo Was Negligent After Pipe Burst

December 25, 2018    

The owner of a condominium unit sued an upstairs neighbor and the condominium after a pipe in the neighbor's unit burst and caused a leak in the owner's unit. The heat had been shut off and the heating pipe...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Property Damage Due to Radiator Leak

November 27, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord in small claims court after property damage resulted from a leaking radiator in tenant's apartment. The court ruled for tenant and awarded her $3,800. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord was...

Landlord Not Responsible for Attack on Tenant in Building Lobby

November 17, 2018    

Tenant, who was attacked in the building vestibule, sued landlord for negligence based on failing to provide adequate security at the building. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without a...

Is Landlord Liable for Attack on Tenant in Gated Alleyway?

November 17, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord after she was assaulted in a gated alleyway by her apartment building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial, claiming that it wasn't responsible. The court ruled...

Co-op, Not Shareholder, Responsible for Unit's Lead Paint Condition

November 17, 2018    

Tenant sued building landlord, which was a cooperative corporation, claiming that her child was injured by ingesting paint chips in the apartment that contained lead. Landlord asked the court to join the estate of...