Tenants sue apartment management company, allege bed bugs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A group of Philadelphia tenants have filed legal action against their former apartment management company for negligence, in regards to allegations they did not protect them from being attacked by bed bugs.

Amanda Copeland, Brendon Hay and minor Taylor Hicks filed suit on Jan. 23 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against Korman City Mews & Suites, also of Philadelphia.

“At all times material hereto, plaintiffs were tenants at the property and in the apartment hereinabove mentioned. In November-December 2015, plaintiffs’ apartment became infested with bed bugs, causing plaintiffs the serious injuries hereinafter described,” the complaint reads.

The plaintiffs believe the defendant was “careless, negligent and reckless” in failing to inspect, maintain or repair the apartment, failing to warn the plaintiffs of a dangerous condition or use due care under the circumstances. The plaintiffs sustained bed bug bites to their arms, legs, backs, wrists, feet, faces, mouths, eyelids, plus nervous system shock in this situation.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, with no submission to arbitration.

The plaintiffs are represented by Lawrence G. Metzger of Metzger & Kleiner, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170103049

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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