Does your company own its facility but lease out part of the building or grounds to a third party? If so, remind
Recent case: Christopher Sanatass was a mechanic hired to install a commercial air conditioning unit for C2 Media, which leased space in a Manhattan building owned by Consolidated Investing. The sublease and master lease under which C2 Media rented the space contained clauses that specified that no construction work could be performed on the premises without the building owner’s permission.
Sanatass was nearly crushed when a hoist failed. Sanatass sued numerous parties—including Consolidated Investing—alleging negligence and violations of the New York . The court said the owner could be liable and that property owners could not “contract away” their liability in a lease. (Sanatass v. Consolidated Investing, et al., No. 60, Court of Appeals of New York, 2008)
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/4932/lease-doesnt-protect-building-owners-from-liability-in-case-of-accident "
- Consider tighter limits on employees' time to file suit
- What to do if boss pushes you to hire his unqualified friend
- The new pension reform law: What it means to you
- Be ready to justify different punishment for like offenses
- Set policies, establish clear process for employees to report sexual harassment