legal aspects of bed bugs

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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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. reports, On Thursday, a jury ordered Calidad Furniture & Linen Inc., the store that sold Jackson a pair […]

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University of Wisconsin sued over bed bugs in lodging

June 6, 2010

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a woman is suing the University of Wisconsin System (in other words, the whole state college system, not just one college) over bed bug bites she sustained while staying in a University of Wisconsin campus hotel and conference center in Madison, back in 2007: Kena J. Samuels-Stith, an accountant […]

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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. 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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Tenants with bed bugs file class action lawsuit in Des Moines

March 17, 2010

Elderly and disabled residents of two buildings in Des Moines which are infested with bed bugs and other pests have filed a class-action lawsuit against their landlord. According to The Des Moines Register, the lawsuit . . . filed this week in Polk County District Court alleges that more than 250 people have suffered “unconscionable […]

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Portland State students sue landlord over bedbugs

January 20, 2010

More from KGW News on the Portland State University students who are suing their off-campus landlords (which we mentioned last week). KGW reports that Jeff Rudnicky and his girlfriend had to evacuate a bed bug-infested apartment after she had a serious allergic reaction to bed bug bites, but they were unable to get their deposit […]

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Bed bugs and furniture rentals: a risky business

October 31, 2009

Aaron Schalk told Channel Four in Nashville (see: Bedbugs Infest Family’s Sofas) that his pest control operator suspected sofas from an unnamed furniture rental firm brought bed bugs into his family’s home: Schalk said the pest control worker asked where the couches came from. “She said, “Did you get them from a rental place?” We […]

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Residents sue motel on Staten Island due to bed bugs

July 24, 2009

Edward Reed and Juanise Rayford are among eleven residents who are suing the Midland Motor Inn, a motel on Staten Island, because of bed bugs.  Staten Island Live reports that The couple are among 11 motel residents who have recently sued the building owner, 630 Midmot Corp., in state Supreme Court, St. George. The plaintiffs, […]

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Family sues Chicago area Holiday Inn over bed bug infestation

July 23, 2009

A family is suing a hotel near Chicago’s O’Hare airport after allegedly encountering bed bugs in the hotel, suffering from bed bug bites, and bringing bed bugs  home with them. CBS 2 reports, The suit, which names First Hospitality Group, Inc., Holiday Inn Select-Chicago O’Hare and Rosemont RREF, LLC as defendants, claims the Holiday Inn […]

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