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Sikora v. Wenzel
Citation:727 N.E.2d 1277 (Ohio 2000)
The plaintiff was attending a party hosted by the defendant’s tenant. The plaintiff was later injured when a deck attached to the defendant’s condo collapsed. After the incident, an engineering firm hired by the local government concluded that the deck’s collapse resulted from improper construction and design in violation of the Ohio Basic Building Code. However, at the time the defendant purchased the property, he had no knowledge, either actual or constructive, as to any defect in the deck that was attached to the condominium. It was also undisputed that the defendant was in no way involved in the discussions concerning the deck between the City, the general contractor, or subcontractors when the deck was being designed.
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