Landlord not responsible for slip and fall.

Position:LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE
 
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Tenant's cousin sued landlord for negligence after she slipped and fell in the building staircase. Tenant stated in pretrial questioning that water accumulated on the floor in the building each time it rained and that it was tracked onto the interior stairs. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial.

The court ruled for landlord. At most, landlord had a general awareness that the floor became wet during bad weather. This was insufficient to prove that landlord knew, or should have known...

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