legal issues

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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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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WBAI’s Housing Notebook with advice for tenants living with bed bugs in New York

January 4, 2010

Tonight’s Housing Notebook on New York public radio station WBAI featured bed bugs. The program description reads: Vajra Kilgour interviewed American Museum of Natural History entomologist Lou Sorkin and tenant lawyer Catharine Grad in a discussion of New York City’s nightmare scourge – bedbugs – and what tenants can do to get rid of them. […]

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Christian Hardigree on bed bug legal issues

December 9, 2008

Last summer’s PCT Bed Bug Seminars featured Christian Hardigree, a University of Nevada – Las Vegas law professor who is an expert on beg bug legal issues.  Brad Harbison interviewed her for PCT Online, and I highly recommend you give it a listen (click the play button below). Hardigree discusses some of the grounds on […]

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Family sues YMCA camp in Michigan, claiming son brought bed bugs home

February 25, 2008

The Jackson Citizen-Patriot reports that a family is suing the Storer YMCA camp in Napoleon Township, Michigan, claiming that their son brought bed bugs home with him from camp. Edward Higgins, the defense lawyer, tried to kill the suit, claiming it’s impossible to know how and when bed bugs arrived in the home, but the […]

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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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