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Are Landlords Responsible Damage to Tenant Property Stored in a Rented Warehouse?

When companies have an immediate need to lease storage space, they sometimes make quick decisions and choose facilities that aren’t ideal for their needs. This can lead to a number of undesirable results, including significant damage to tenant property. In the case of A.O. Smith Corp. v. Kaufman Grain Co., the Illinois Appellate… Read more →

Are Landlords Responsible for Injuries Tenants Sustain as a Result of a Vermin Infestation?

When tenants live in close proximity within a multi-unit dwelling, it is common for the building to become infested with mice, bugs, or other vermin. Unfortunately, such infestations can pose a number of risks to the building’s occupants. In the case of Mangan v. F. C. Pilgrim & Co.,the Illinois Appellate Court addresses… Read more →

Are Landlords Responsible for Injuries that Occur as a Result of Their Failure to Make Promised Repairs?

When dangerous or defective conditions arise at their rental property, tenants typically notify the landlord or property manager and request repairs. Many of these issues are promptly fixed. However, this is not always the case. Problems sometimes go unaddressed for long periods of time, even when the landlord has agreed to remedy the… Read more →

Chicago Housing Authority Responsible for Injuries: Steam Pipe Guards

In large cities such as Chicago, many tenants live in public housing that is overseen by municipal organizations. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is one such organization. Unfortunately, many buildings and units managed by municipal organizations are not in good repair. This can result in serious injuries to both tenants and their guests…. Read more →

Are Landlords Responsible for Protecting Guests from Injury When Tenants Own a Dangerous Dog?

In Illinois and throughout the United States, it is common for renters to have pets live with them at a rental property. It is also common for renters to lack an insurance policy that covers injuries their pets inflict. In the case of Klitzka vs. Hellios, the Illinois Appellate Court addresses whether landlords… Read more →

Are Landlords Liable When Tenants’ Guests Are Injured Falling Down the Stairs at a Rental Property?

Renters are often unaware of the protocol they must follow when their home or apartment is in need of repair. Unfortunately, this means serious issues sometimes go unaddressed, which can result in injuries to tenants and their guests. In the case of Gilley v. Kiddel, the Illinois Appellate Court addresses the question of… Read more →

Are Employers Liable for Dog Bites that Occur When Employees Bring Pets to Work?

Some businesses allow employees to bring their pets to work, whether occasionally or on a regular basis. Unfortunately, these animals can cause serious injuries. In the case of Frost v. Robave, Inc., the Illinois Appellate Court discusses whether employers are liable for off-premises attacks caused by aggressive dogs that accompany their owners to… Read more →

Is an Employer-Landlord Responsible for Injuries Sustained on the Leased Premises When a Tenant’s Pet Attacks?

When people are attacked by aggressive dogs and suffer serious injuries as a result, it is common for the injured party to file a lawsuit against the dog owner. In situations where the attack occurs at a rental property, the landlord is sometimes named as a defendant in the suit. In the case… Read more →

Are Landlords Responsible for Injuries Caused by Their Tenants’ Pets?

In Illinois and throughout the United States, landlords frequently permit their tenants to own pets. Unfortunately, dogs and other animals can exhibit aggressive behaviors and cause injuries to neighbors, visitors, and passersby. In the case of Steinberg v. Petta, the Illinois Supreme Court considers the question of whether absentee property owners can be… Read more →

Are Horse Owners Responsible for Injuries Caused When Their Animals Are Provoked by a Third Party?

Throughout Illinois, horseback riding is a common leisure activity. It is also one with many inherent risks, including the risk of serious injury. In the case of Forsyth v. Dugger, the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether horse owners are responsible if riders are injured when their horse is unintentionally provoked by a third… Read more →

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