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Majestic Realty Associations, Inc. v. Toti Contracting Co.
Citation:153 A.2d 321 (1959)
Majestic is the owner of the two-story premises in Paterson, New Jersey. Bohen’s is the tenant of the first floor. The Authority acquire properties adjacent to Majestic’s building. The motive for the acquisition was to establish a public parking area. Some time prior to October 26, 1956, a contract was entered into by the Authority with Toti to demolish several buildings on the street. In demolishing the walls, Toti used a large metal ball, suspended from a crane which was stationed in the street. There was testimony that every time the ball would strike a wall, debris and dirt would fly and the Majestic building rocked. In characterizing a demolition undertaking of this type, plaintiffs’ expert witness said it was hazardous work. Plaintiffs sought compensation from defendants for damage to Majestic’s building and to Bohen’s goods.
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