Breaking The 'Mold': NYC Landlords' Exposure Liability

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT) -- Although New York City landlords and co-op and condo board members typically do not inhabit the properties they own and manage, a recent New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department decision gives them reason to fear the impact of mold infestation.

Following a 2009 New York Supreme Court decision holding that there is a lack of scientific evidence to enable an individual to collect damages for an injury caused by mold exposure, the real estate community was able to breathe easy.

Now, however, the First Department...
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