Landlord not responsible for tenant's death.

Position:LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE
 
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Tenant sued landlord for wrongful death after her husband fell down the building staircase and died. Landlord claimed that it wasn't responsible and asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court refused.

Landlord appealed. Tenant's husband was found dead at the bottom of a staircase connecting the first floor and second floor, where tenants lived. His wife didn't see the accident and didn't know why tenant fell. There was no light on in the hallway when the accident happened. The wife claimed that she previously had complained to landlord that the third step of the staircase would move downward when pressure was applied. But the husband...

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