In a case showing the far reach of secondhand-smoke litigation, a Massachusetts state court has upheld the eviction of two condominium tenants because of cigarette use inside the home. Though unique in its details, the case is the latest in a growing line of such disputes, according to a nonprofit legal action group. A newer issue presented by the cases is the liability of landlords for allowing smoking in their buildings, says an attorney in the Massachusetts case.
Mass. Court Upholds Eviction of Condo Tenants for Smoking
The National Law Journal
July 8, 2005
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