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This case involves counseling a landlord of a three‐decker residential building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who faces a dispute between two of his tenants. One tenant complains that another tenant (the landlord's nephew) is sexually harassing her in common areas of the building. The harassment is serious enough that she has moved out of the apartment and is staying in a hotel. The complaining tenant asks the landlord to evict the harasser and pay for her hotel bills. The case presents a host of legal issues which run the gamut of all the first year courses, including procedure, torts, contracts, property, criminal law, and regulatory/administrative law, as well as constitutional law.
Real estate law, legal issues, client-lawyer relations, soft skills
Geographic: United States, Massachusetts
Industry: Rental Property
Event Year Begin: 2009
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