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Asper v. Haffley
Citation:458 A.2d 1364
In May 1976, Appellee leased the subject property to John Asper. Prior to entering this agreement, Appellee made alterations to the property, removing two doorways from the living area and also installing storm windows that couldn’t be opened without breakingthe window panes.
In September 1976 a fire occurred on the property. John Asper’s daughter, Joni Marie Asper who was on the property during the fire, died of smoke inhalation. Joni was unable to exit the property because the fire blocked the only door she could use to escape.
Appellant sued Appellee for negligence and in August 1980, the court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee finding that Appellant did not allege sufficient fact to prove that Appellee should be held liable for negligence. Appellant appealed this decision.
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Topic OutlineLandlord and Tenant Duties and Remedies for Breach
Topic Refresher CourseNegligence: Duty