Out-of-possession landlord not responsible for slip and fall.

Position:LANDLORD'S NEGLIGENCE
 
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Pedestrian sued landlord building owner and its lessee after slipping and falling on a greasy, black substance on the sidewalk in front of landlord's building. The pedestrian injured her wrist when she fell. Landlord claimed that it wasn't responsible and asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled for landlord.

Pedestrian appealed and lost. Landlord had rented the entire building to a bank and therefore was out of possession and not responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of...

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