Thursday, November 6, 2014

Apartment Liability for Roommate

The Mississippi Court of appeals decided Galanis v. CMA Management Inc. located here on Tuesday.  The issue in the case dealt with an apartment's duty to warn a roommate of the other roommate's violent nature.   This had led to one roommate murdering another roommate.  The trial court granted summary judgment to the apartment complex and the Court of Appeals affirmed.  The Court of Appeals noted that there was no issue of fact that the apartment complex was not on notice of any violent nature of the roommate.  There were several judges who dissented that summary judgment was not appropriate and there was several pieces of evidence that created an issue of fact that the complex was on notice.  I except this case to go up on cert. 

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