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Landlord had no common-law duty to repair roof (access required)

Where a department store was in possession and control of the leased premises when torrential rains resulted in a collapsed roof, an injured employee and considerable damage to inventory, its attempt to recover costs failed because the landlord had no common-law duty to repair or maintain the premises. Background On May 18, 2018, after several hours of ...