LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

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...

Is Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Sidewalk Crack?

October 28, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord after she fell outside her apartment building due to a sidewalk crack filled with dirty ice. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that it wasn't responsible for tenant's...

Tenant Claims Injury by Mold in Her Apartment

October 8, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming personal injuries due to exposure to toxic mold and fungi in her apartment. Tenant claimed lost wages but failed to produce her employment records for the prior eight years. The court...

Landlord Not Responsible for Wet Condition of Staircase

September 18, 2018    

Pedestrian sued landlord NYCHA after she slipped and fell on urine in a staircase located on the property. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case because it didn't have notice of the claimed condition. The...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injuries After Kitchen Cabinet Fell

June 25, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she opened a kitchen cabinet door and the cabinet suddenly fell on her from the wall. The court ruled for tenant without a trial. Tenant showed that the cabinet fell due to...

Elevator Service Company Not Responsible for Tenant's Injuries

June 24, 2018    

Tenant sued elevator service company after she was injured when her building elevator closed unexpectedly on her. The court granted the elevator company's request to dismiss the case without a trial. Tenant...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Wet Step

May 29, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after slipping and falling on a step at the building. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case without trial. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord neither created...