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Property Law Keyed to Singer
Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp.
Citation:458 U.S. 419 (1982)
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In 1971, Loretto purchased a five-story rental apartment building in New York City. The previous owner had granted Teleprompter permission to install a crossover cable on the building to serve other properties. The permission came with the exclusive privilege to furnish cable television to the building’s tenants sometime in the future. The cable measured approximately a half inch in diameter and ran 36 feet along the side of the building. Two direction taps and two cable boxes were also installed. Loretto did not discover the existence of the cable until after she had purchased the building. In 1973, New York adopted §828 requiring landlords to allow cable television companies to install boxes and cables on their property to serve tenants.
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