In the first such case to reach New York City courts in almost 100 years, a Housing Court judge has granted rent relief to a tenant plagued with bedbugs. But the problem has people far away from Manhattan's East Village scratching their heads -- an industry survey shows a leap in bedbug service calls nationally, and just last year the 7th Circuit upheld punitive damages after Chicago hotel guests were set upon by the unwelcome visitors.
Bugged Tenant Gains Rent Relief
New York Law Journal
June 18, 2004