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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Bed bugs at home: should you tell people at work?

November 2, 2010

A story of an employee who was ostracized for having bed bugs at home turned up in Joe Fiorito’s column in The Star on Tuesday. The man, Mel, told co-workers who wondered why he was scratching about his bed bugs at home. Fiorito writes: Mel works with a dozen other men; a city job, to […]

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A different kind of bed bug summit to be held in Toronto this week

September 26, 2010

There’s going to be a different kind of bed bug summit on Wednesday, in Toronto, according to this article in yesterday’s Star: The brainchild of Liberal MPP Mike Colle, the summit will be held not at a hotel but at a government room in the Hepburn Block of Queen’s Park. The summit, which was open […]

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NYC bed bug disclosure form DBB-N

September 16, 2010

This is a follow-up to this post about the new bed bug disclosure law applying to New York City rentals. Presumably because I’ve contacted her about bed bugs in the past, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn emailed me today about this issue (along with, I’m sure, thousands of others). I am reproducing this […]

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DBB-N: NYC Disclosure of Bed Bug Infestation History

September 15, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new DBB-N: Notice to Tenant: Disclosure of Bed bug Infestation history forms are now being issued by landlords to prospective tenants. With the fear of bedbugs sweeping across New York City, state housing officials have issued a new disclosure form requiring landlords to reveal whether or not the […]

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Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bugs persist at 205 Nassau Street in Princeton

April 25, 2010

Remember the story of bed bugs in the Princeton building at 205 Nassau Street, owned by landlord Sanford “Sandy” Zeitler? You will recall that Princeton’s health department gave Zeitler a “Final Notice of Violation,” which gave the landlord 30 days to correct the problem.  He has to appear in court on May 3rd. A new […]

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