Jury Trial Needed to Determine Maintenance Responsibility
Facts: A jewelry store tenant that leased space in a shopping center complained repeatedly about a sewage smell and mold problem in the store. It claimed that it was losing business. Its complaints were documented in multiple emails over the course of several months. For its part, the landlord had maintenance experts examine various areas of the store that could be causing the problem, such as clogged drains and leaks in the roof.