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Woman Awarded $800K Over Bed Bug Infestation

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A woman who lived for more than eight months in a bed bug-infested apartment in Annapolis has been awarded $800,000 because her landlord allegedly failed to correct the problem.

| June 4, 2013

ANNAPOLIS — A woman who lived for more than eight months in a bed bug-infested apartment in Annapolis has been awarded $800,000 because her landlord allegedly failed to correct the problem.

An Anne Arundel County jury deliberated 45 minutes on Wednesday before making the award to Faika Shaaban. She rented an apartment in a house owned by Cornelius J. Barrett.
The award was twice what Shaaban asked for. Shaaban’s lawyer, Daniel Whitney, told The Capital of Annapolis that the jury sent a message with the award.

He said that when Shaaban, 66, rented the apartment in September 2011, there was an open code violation for a bed bug infestation, but Barrett did not reveal that information

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Source: http://thedailyrecord.com/
 

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