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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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The economy, homelessness, motels as shelters, and bed bugs

June 25, 2009

The Boston Globe reported Wednesday on how record numbers of families are now being sheltered in motels. In October 2007, 27 families were housed in Massachusetts motels. The number rose steeply in the last year, as the economy collapsed, many became unemployed, and foreclosures skyrocketed. The number of families sheltered in motels went from just […]

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Dumpster-diving tenant evicted after Winnipeg apartment seriously infested with bed bugs

December 29, 2007

Lindor Reynolds of the Winnipeg Free Press reports on a bed bug eviction case in Winnipeg: a woman was evicted from her Sherbrook Street apartment. It was infested with bed bugs. She is disabled and on social assistance. This is a heart-breaking story. But this is also a complicated story: George Bibik, owner of the […]

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a bed bug story from Hawai’i; Fagerlund on aerosol bombs and pesticides

November 26, 2007

Hawai’i: Kamehameha housing project infested with bed bugs “Eight people share a two-bedroom apartment in Leslie’s family. . . . Recently, they had to get rid of three beds and a sofa infested by bedbugs — ‘My kids were eaten alive!’ Most of them have been sleeping on the floor until donated beds arrive, but […]

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Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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Bedbug evictions: Edmonton tenants evicted because they did not prepare for spraying

December 1, 2006

We know it is important for people in bedbug-infested units to follow certain procedures in order to prepare for pest control to spray and treat their apartments. We also know how time consuming, difficult, and costly preparations can be. But now the Edmonton Sun reports that residents of several units of a bedbug-infested building in […]

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