LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE

Two Handrails Not Required on Staircase

April 27, 2017    

Tenant claimed that she was injured when she slipped while going up stairs from the building lobby to the second floor. She said there was dirt, trash, and debris on the stairs and that she had previously complained...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Injuries in Elevator Accident?

April 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming injuries after an elevator door forcibly closed and struck her. The court ruled against tenant after trial and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed, and the case was...

Did Landlord Install Smoke Detector in Apartment?

April 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming that landlord was responsible for tenant’s injuries in an apartment fire. Tenant woke up to find that his living room was on fire and had to run through the flames...

Was Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Fall on Front Steps?

March 29, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence and for building code violations following his fall while descending the front steps of a two-family building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without trial, claiming...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Burn Injury

March 14, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she suffered a burn injury to her head when she used a match to try to light a burner on the top of her gas stove because the stove’s igniter didn’t work. The...

Was Landlord Responsible for Attack on Tenant's Daughter?

March 14, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA, claiming that landlord was negligent in failing to provide a properly locked front door at the building and that this caused her daughter’s injuries. NYCHA asked the court to dismiss...

Did Missing Handrails in Building Staircase Cause Tenant’s Fall?

February 10, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after he slipped and fell on the building staircase. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial, claiming that it wasn’t responsible for tenant’s...

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

January 18, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, after she slipped and fell while walking down the apartment building staircase. The court denied landlord’s request to dismiss the case without a trial. Landlord appealed...

Tenement Building Didn't Require Second Handrail on Staircase

January 17, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she lost her balance while going down the building’s interior staircase with a heavy shopping cart, and fell down the stairs. Tenant claimed that the absence of a...

Landlord Responsible for Ceiling Collapse on Tenant

November 28, 2016    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after a portion of her bathroom ceiling fell on her. Tenant asked the court to decide that landlord was responsible without a trial. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Slip and Fall

November 28, 2016    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after she fell twice in the building. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled for landlord in part. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord wasn...

Landlord Not Responsible for Tenant's Injuries When Gurney Overturned

November 21, 2016    

Tenant sued landlord and Fire Department for negligence. Fire Department volunteers were carrying tenant out of the building on a gurney on the way to the hospital, when the gurney overturned in the driveway....

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