Landlord not responsible for tenant's slip and fall.

Position:LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE - Brief article

Tenant sued landlord NYCHA for negligence, after he slipped and fell on a wet staircase in his apartment building. After pretrial questioning, landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed and won. During questioning, tenant said that his foot slipped on something wet. He stated that the water on the step was the only thing that caused him to slip and that there was no other condition. Only after landlord asked the court to dismiss the case did tenant claim for the first time that his accident was caused by a defective, broken stair. Landlord proved that it had...

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