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Archive of: Tenant Damage

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Against Landlord in Maryland Arms Case and Chooses To Avoid Answering The Bigger Question

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Caselaw, Tenant Damage, Rental Agreements / Comments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court filed its opinion in this very important case on July 7, 2010.  While the majority opinion ruled against the landlord it did not go so far as to say that a landlord and tenant could not allocate liability for damage (when neither party was negligent in causing the damage) in their rental agreement. If you would like to review the specific facts of the case and the ...

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MARYLAND ARMS CASE WILL BE REVIEWED BY WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Caselaw, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents / Comments

In my May 28, 2009 post I wrote about the then recently published Wisconsin Court of Appeals case of Maryland Arms Limited Partnership v. Connell, 2009 WI App 87, __ Wis.2d __, 769 N.W.2d 145. This was an important case because a divided Court of Appeals held that a tenant could not be held responsible for the damages that resulted after her hair dryer caused a fire which resulted in ...

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COURT OF APPEALS SAYS TENANT NOT LIABLE FOR FIRE DAMAGE

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Caselaw, Tenant Damage / Comments

The court of appeals recently released its decision in the case of Maryland Arms Limited Partnership v. Connell. This decision has been reccomended for publication.  The issue in this lawsuit was whether the landlord or the tenant should be liable for damage to an apartment unit when the damage was not caused by the negligence of either the landlord or tenant.  The Court of Appeals held that it is ...

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