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Feld v. Merriam

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
485 A.2d 742 (1984)


Facts

Peggy and Samuel Feld (plaintiffs) were tenants in a large apartment building owned by John Merriam (defendant). One night, as the Felds were parking their car in the complex’s garage, they were carjacked and kidnapped. The Felds brought a civil suit against Merriam and the apartment complex, alleging that, as landlord, they had a duty to keep the Felds and other tenants safe. The jury returned a verdict for the Felds. The superior court affirmed. Merriam appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (McDermott, J.)

Concurrence (Zappala, J.)

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