Sandy Outage Doesn't Reduce Tenant's Rent, NJ Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A tenant still owes full rent even though Superstorm Sandy knocked out light, heat and hot water at his building for weeks, because those conditions were beyond the landlord's control, a New Jersey judge has ruled.

Essex County Superior Court Judge Mahlon L. Fast, sided with Gardens at Maplewood, the landlord and plaintiff in the case, in a decision made available Monday, rejecting tenant Ron Fowlin's contention that he should be liable for only half of his November rent because he shouldn't have to pay for...
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