Case Conclusion Date: 02.23.2011
Practice Area: Landlord or tenant
Outcome: Settled for $190,000
Description: A 94-year-old tenant was forced to leave her apartment of 50 years after two toilets overflowed in her unit, damaging it and the unit below her. Although the young and healthy tenants living in the downstairs unit were relocated to another apartment owned by the landlords, the 94-year-old tenant was forced to move to a hotel. The landlord told her lawyer that the tenant would not be allowed to return to her apartment (in violation of law). After 3 months, she was returned to her apartment, but by then had lost the ability to function independently and now needs 24 hour care.