legal aspects of bed bugs

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 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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Do sellers need to disclose bed bugs in Tennessee?

January 6, 2011

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, a Chattanooga, Tennessee landlord is seeking compensation from the former owner of his apartment building, claiming it was known to be infested with bed bugs but that this was not disclosed during the sale. Bryan Kurtz of Chattanooga said he wants to be reimbursed for the $2,400 he […]

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Want to give the gift of bed bugs? Craigslist can help.

September 27, 2010

We knew you could get bed bugs from Craigslist, but this is not what I was expecting. Mela commented on this post: Out of curiosity I searched Craig’s List for bed bugs and came across this which horrified me. I flagged it and encourage you all to do the same. It sickens me that people […]

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Bed bugs at Winston & Strawn?

September 16, 2010

Bed bugs apparently love lawyers. Above the Law received a tip today that the New York City offices of international law firm Winston and Strawn have bed bugs: This morning a tipster reports that Winston & Strawn associates woke up with bedbugs, not personally, but professionally: “Employees woke up to a recorded message, at like […]

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San Francisco woman settles bed bug case out of court for $71K

October 25, 2008

SFist reports (based on a City Star report) that … a woman who received more than 400 bedbug bites during her stay at San Francisco’s Ramada Plaza Hotel has received $71,000 to settle her claim against the downtown hotel. The out-of court settlement is the largest ever paid to victims in similar bedbug-attack cases. That’s […]

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Bed bug lawsuits, and: bed bugs in another NYC Housing Court?

September 26, 2008

The Sun reports that the Livingston Street Housing Court in Brooklyn is rumored to have had bed bugs. This is months after a story circulated about a prior alleged infestation at the 111 Centre Street Housing Court in Manhattan. Back in April, the city held bed bug information seminars at six NYC Housing Courts in […]

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Another 23-25 Temple St., Nashua, N.H. tenant sues landlord over bed bugs

August 19, 2008

Richard Jebb, the first tenant of this building to sue the landlords, lost his case. A second person, a former tenant, is suing the landlord of the rooming house at 23-25 Temple St. in Nashua, according to the Nashua Telegraph. Capricia Osirus, a former tenant of 23-25 Temple St., filed a summons in Hillsborough County […]

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Couple wins $49K in infested furniture bed bug lawsuit

July 10, 2008

Diep Huynh and Oanh Nguyen, a Pennsauken, NJ couple who claim they got bed bugs from a new bedroom furniture set, won $49,000 in a jury trial. Today a jury awarded the Pennsauken, N.J. couple $49,000 finding that the bedroom furniture they purchased at J.C. Penney in Cherry Hill was infested with bed bugs. “For […]

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Barona Resort and Casino bed bug lawsuit

June 8, 2008

This bed bug case has been pending for three years. And for a few reasons, it’s an interesting one. The Los Angeles Times reports that Gloria and Robert Chisley claim they were bitten by bed bugs in the Barona Resort and Casino, in Lakeside, California (August 2005). The case is interesting, first of all, because […]

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