bed bug lawsuits

Bed bug lawsuit: MD woman sues landlord awarded $800K

June 1, 2013

Faika Shabaan, an Annapolis, Maryland woman who lived with bed bugs in a rental unit for more than eight months, has been awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages for loss and suffering. According to NBC News, this bed bug lawsuit argued that the landlord in this case knew about bed bugs in the unit when the […]

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Iowa tenants sue landlord in bed bug class action lawsuit

May 11, 2013

Remember the low income, elderly, and disabled tenants of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower in Des Moines, Iowa, who said they lived with bed bugs without treatment for more than two years? In fact, tenants claimed there was no bed bug treatment until they filed a lawsuit. We first told you about their story back […]

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Bed bugs infest penthouse of NYC coop; board sues owner/tenant to force treatment

February 7, 2013

A pricey Upper West Side apartment building at 39 W. 67th Street has a bed bug-infested penthouse, and the coop board is now suing the owner and her long-time tenant, for access to treat the room and “remove infested belongings,” according to the The New York Post: The board of 39 W. 67th Street is hauling […]

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Evanston, Illinois Condo Association sues owner, claiming he refused bed bug treatment

January 23, 2013

An Evanston, Illinois condo owner is being sued by the Maisonette Condominium Association.  The plaintiff claims the defendant refused to have his unit in a Sherman Avenue building treated for bed bugs, according to the Chicago Tribune. After bed bugs were discovered in September 2011, the building had treatment in each unit including that of the […]

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Arundel, Maryland woman awarded $225,000 in jury trial

March 10, 2012

Adarien Jackson, a Maryland mother, was awarded $225,000 in a jury trial this week, after her family allegedly got bed bugs from a pair of wooden-frame beds she bought for her sons from a furniture retailer. baltimoresun.com reports, On Thursday, a jury ordered Calidad Furniture & Linen Inc., the store that sold Jackson a pair […]

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Iowa low-income housing residents’ bed bugs lawsuit will proceed as class action

November 11, 2011

Remember the elderly and disabled tenants of the two bed bug-infested Des Moines, Iowa low-income buildings, Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Towers? We last mentioned this case in March 2010, when the residents filed a class action lawsuit. At the time, the tenants had already had bed bugs for more than two years. Now, the […]

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Court sides with Baltimore tenant who claims she waited 48 days for treatment

October 24, 2011

The Baltimore Daily Record reported on October 17th that the Baltimore City Circuit Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff when former tenant Kristen Saunders sued her former building’s owners and operators for negligence, claiming they did not treat for bed bugs promptly. Kristen Y. Saunders said it took managers of her apartment building 48 […]

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Hotel suing customers who wrote bed bug review on TripAdvisor

June 27, 2011

The Carleton Hotel in Oak Park, Illinois is suing a Massachusetts couple who posted a review on TripAdvisor.com stating their room in the hotel had bed bugs, a claim the hotel denies. The defendants, Michael Gladstone and Liora Braun, stayed in the Carleton Hotel from April 7-10, 2011.   On checking out, they told the […]

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Bed bugs in condos and coops: a recent case in Chicago, some resources for New York City

April 25, 2011

A case from Chicago The condominium association for the building at 5415 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, is suing resident Sandra L. Gold for failure to cooperate with efforts to get rid of her unit’s bed bugs. Park Tower Condominium Association, Inc., claims Ms. Gold’s condo “is infested with more than 500 bed bugs,” according […]

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Bed bugs in the workplace PTSD suit thrown out by judge

April 23, 2011

Remember Jane Clark? The former Fox News employee’s lawsuit, which we first mentioned in 2008 — and which was apparently the first ever filed by an employee against an employer’s landlord over bed bugs — has now been thrown out of court. The Washington Post reported that the judge “said workers can’t necessarily hold their […]

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Bed bug etiquette, an encasement lawsuit, and the stock market

September 12, 2010

The latest bed bug news round-up, for your perusal: The New York Times continues its bed bug frenzy today with the Social Q’s answering this bed bug etiquette question from a reader: My husband and I have a friend who discovered bedbugs in his apartment. After repeated treatments, he still has live bugs — and […]

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Bed bugs bite Florida customer; jury finds hotel negligent

March 30, 2010

Ronald Rock has won a jury case against a Venice, Florida hotel where he received extensive bed bug bites during a stay in 2005. 10Connects.com reports: Rock filed suit against Venice H.I., Inc. and MHC Hospitality Operating Company. Venice H.I. owned the Venice Holiday Inn that Rock stayed in when he was attacked until 2006 […]

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