Unformatted text preview: common areas (hallways) as well as ensure that the garage door was closed and that the doors were actually locked. It is expected that the landlord makes the building reasonably safe. He is the one in power to do this. The landlord is no insurer of his tenant’s safety, but he is also no bystander. There were repeated robberies and nothing was done. In Javin’s vs. First National Realty Corporation, there is a package of goods and services that come when one rents from someone else. Even back in medieval times, innkeepers were responsible to attempt risks of assault and robbery from 3 rd parties that could be reasonably anticipated . Defense : 1500 Massachusetts Avenue Apartment Corporation et al. Verdict : Reversed and Remanded to the district court to assess damages to Kline. Law and Economics Notes :...
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- Fall '07
- Sarah B. Kline, Apartment Corporation Judge