One For the Landlords in Washington

Author: Michael Kutzner

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

October 29, 2021 9:00am

Landlord and tenant law in Washington usually favors the tenant.  However, a tenant can be the disfavored party when a clearly written, easily interpreted contract is involved.  In Spokane Airport Board v. Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 79, the Washington Supreme Court adhered to the contract in question, siding with the landlord.

Florida Jury Awards $50 Million in Habitability/Mold Case

Author: Rob Olson

Guest Editor: Kiran Gupta

October 4, 2021 5:32pm

A Florida jury awarded $48,257,922 to a tenant who lived in an apartment with “toxic” mold for approximately one and a half years. This verdict included $35 million for past and future pain and suffering and $10 million for future medical costs! While the defendants were not represented at trial, the award is a shot across the bow at what Nuclear Verdicts™ may look like post-pandemic.

California Law on Dog-Bite Liability – Is it Absolute?

Author: Brianna Andrade

Guest Editor: Kiran Gupta

June 4, 2021 9:00am

California’s dog bite statute, Civil Code 3342, is one of the strictest dog laws in the country. Unfortunately, the possibility of civil liability rarely crosses the mind of dog owners but dog bite cases are common and injuries are more severe than one may expect. In California, dog owners must compensate victims whether their dog showed signs of aggression in the past or not.

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