Friday, October 10, 2014

Trimarco v. Klein case brief summary


Trimarco v. Klein case brief summary

F: At trial, judgment for tenant. AC reversed ruling that landlord had no duty to change door absent any notice of danger from tenant or from other similar accidents in the building.
P (Trimarco), tenant and D (Klein), landlord.
Tenant was injured while he was taking a shower and the glass shower door shattered. Tenant sued landlord for negligently not installing shatterproof glass shower door.

Tenant introduced evidence showing that it was common practice among landlords to install such doors in the apartments. I: Can landlord be held liable for ignoring the customary practice among the landlords?
R: Landlord can be held liable for ignoring the customary practice among the landlords.
C:
reversed.

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