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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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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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An epidemic of bed bugs in the news

August 23, 2010

The bed bug media frenzy continues. It’s important to remember that six months ago, there were also lots of bed bugs in public places and workplaces — people just were not hearing much about them. The New York Times produced an interesting story Saturday on people’s reactions to bed bugs, including the stigma of being […]

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Madison Avenue Appellate Division courthouse infested with bed bugs

August 10, 2009

The New York Post reports that the Appellate Division courthouse on Madison and 25th Street in New York City has recently been infested with bed bugs. The infestation was believed to be confined to the second-floor clerks office, where, every summer Monday, lawyers come and go en masse to file appellate motions. It got so […]

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Another top NYC lawfirm gets bed bugs

March 24, 2008

This time it’s Cravath, Swaine, and Moore, according to legal tabloid Above the Law. Apparently Cravath are trying to one-up Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, who Above the Law claimed had bed bugs in June, and again in October. Above the Law claims, 1. An email was sent around Cravath last week about the presence of […]

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New York Times Real Estate Q&A: do sellers have to notify buyers about prior bed bug infestations?

January 20, 2008

This Q&A in the New York Times Real Estate section brings up an interesting question. A couple selling a New York City apartment had bed bugs six months ago. They have not noticed any problem since. So the question is, do they need to disclose that the property they’re selling had bed bugs recently? Jay […]

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Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft’s alleged bed bugs, part two

October 24, 2007

Back in June we blogged the story of alleged bed bugs on the 33rd floor of the oldest Wall Street law firm (c. 1792), Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. The memo implies the infestation was blamed on an employee, who was then apparently let go. Having heard nothing since then, I was glad to see that […]

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