ansonia smoking lawsuit is settled - quiet air purifier
The battle for cigarettes is over in Ansonia. The lawyer-
A couple sued their neighbors in the historic Upper West Side apartment building because they claimed that she had harmed them 4-year-
The old son who smoked agreed to abandon the lawsuit.
Jonathan Selbin in the class
Litigation Counsel with wife Jenny (also a lawyer) who sued their neighbor Galila Huff (Galila Huff) confirmed the settlement.
“True,” Mr. Selbin said.
"She agreed to use the donated air filter and a non-smoking ashtray, which is everything we asked her to do," he said . ". “Period.
"In the proceedings, sir.
Selbin is a litigation lawyer who has honed his skills after a big company.
Huffington's continued smoking made the corridors of their apartment building smell like casinos.
The couple also charged
Haf, owner of Italian restaurant Caffe La Fenice, encouraged her Chihuahua to urinate on their son's stroller in retaliation for their complaints about her smoking.
In several letters threatening to take legal action,
Selbin to Ms.
Harf: "You may not know that we are both lawyers and litigation lawyers, and the usual obstacles to litigation are the smallest for them. ” Mr.
Selbin said Monday that the publicity surrounding the lawsuit was not a pleasant experience for him.
"I'm sure you'll find a way to make us look like horrible people again because they insist on doing such heavy things," he said in an email describing the agreement . ".
Within days of the publicity of the lawsuit, a company called Aerus, formerly known as Electrolux, offered to install a free air filtration system in selbins GmbH and Ms.
The company said it would remove the smoke from Huffington apartments.
Joe Urso, CEO of Aerus, said the filtration system has been installed and he believes it will help to push for reconciliation. Ms.
Harf declined to comment.
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I want to know who will pay Ms.
Harf's bill of law
Of course, Selbins either do it on their own or let her colleagues harass her for free. I’m a non-
But I would rather live near the lady.
Even more angry than the sepins.
This is a feeling of right.
Anyway, how long is this kid in the hallway, 20 seconds?
What do you expect from a class? action lawyer?
By pimping the unfortunate, a slightly larger percentage from millions of lawsuits-this is almost the height of the disingenuous right.
Anyway, who cares?
The New York Times, this is not a beautiful work of "human interest;
This is just a disgusting act.
Why not spend your time covering things you don't know much about, like, oh, Brooklyn. Even if Ms.
Herff took liability insurance through her homeowner's policy, and it was unlikely that she would be covered or that she would receive insurance funds to defend the pollution injury claim.
Selbins may know this, so they grabbed the Ms safely.
Angry feet against fire.
If she is protected and wins a good chance of a malicious prosecution.
It seems to me that Sebin's behavior is very ugly.
They have tarnished the legal profession and their reputation.
They abuse the legal system in a very selfish way to intimidate their neighbors. Mr. and Mrs.
They could have moved out, but they chose to harass their poor neighbors.
Those who have power should act responsibly when using it. Mr. and Mrs.
Selbin has poor judgment and should be warned for doing so.
However, I think
Selbin's ban should be lifted.
He should be asked to provide free services to defend other tenants who have been harassed by lawyers-a new law in New York. As far as Ms.
As far as Harf is concerned, smoking is a disgusting and terrible addiction.
She is killing herself and others with her habits.
I don't understand why someone would take smoke directly into the lungs.
However, once you get sucked in, I think it's hard to break free.
However, if it is expected that cocaine abusers will resign or go to jail,
Harf should be self-disciplined and get herself out of her addiction before she dies, unless she doesn't care about the painful premature death.
However, she should continue to suck if she wants to die and die early. ps.
If the sepins really care about the environmental dangers, the last place they choose to live will be Ansonia.
Thank you for your review, Steve.
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That's why there is a small campaign to get the losers in the lawsuit to pay the penalty for legal fees.
Is there a case? Who knows.
However, when most people are threatened by litigation, they will be reconciled because of the cost and deterioration involved.
As a lawyer, there is no cost to the plaintiff and therefore there is no risk.
Is there a real case here?
Or is the plaintiff just smoking?
Anyone who doesn't smoke, if living in an apartment building, people who often smoke can pollute the public air in the corridor, which may be related to the frustration of the couple suing their neighbors.
Regardless of the concentration of the cancer, second-hand smoke does enter the common corridor
Particles are produced in the air, and very unpleasant smells are also produced.
It's even more of a problem if you 've already spent a royal fortune on your apartment, but it's equally offensive for people who aren't so good --to-do people.
It's unfair for bash lawyers, it ignores that it's a legitimate issue and a concern for many city dwellers.
Take off the hat.
They and their sons have the right to breathe clean air.
It's a hassle to smoke.
Who cares about her legal bills?
Perhaps the only way to stop her smoking from polluting the corridor is to file a lawsuit.
It does work! As an Ex-
Smokers and smokers live in an apartment building and I have to say that it is a very difficult thing to quit smoking when smelling so many parties of delicious sweet tobacco and regular smoking on the balcony.
Yes, my friends, you can not only smell it, but also taste it, I will tell you that it is a tempting evil to start again.
However, it is a problem to protect the child's health only by using a filtration system and a smoke-free ashtray.
I will do the same myself and I have a nasty habit that children should not suffer for me.
So I am happy that this was discovered and smoking is free for all those who smoke.
I will support your right to do so, as long as it does not violate the rights of myself and others, and do not die because of the smelly habits you hate.
So think about another person and show you that you are human, some of us. smokers and ex-
Smokers may accept more of your personal freedom rights.
It sounds like everyone has found a solution, which is good.
Smoking is not only a bad idea for smokers, but also a bad idea for people in their noses --
I don't know what's going on with N. Y.
But in California, the right to justice has the upper hand-most of it.
However, such a story made me wonder why the couple did not pursue the legal correctness of emissions control because we all wanted to breathe more easily.
I mean, they might get some cleaner air space in the hallway, but they have to be in N. Y.
Breathing bad air for their children (ren)either.
If we compare the air in the corridor to the larger air space in New York, I would like to know which air will have more toxins on the body?
This is my problem.
Cigarette smoke from your neighbor will make your home smell disgusting.
The line between one apartment and another is not respected.
Some people don't mind, but I don't want my home to smell like a trash can.
People shamelessly complain that suing a neighbor's lawyer is not only harmful to the health of their children, but also to their own health!
They have every right to sue.
The lawsuit is clearly not money-driven.
There is no doubt that, as a corporate lawyer, the Sabins are wealthy.
In my opinion, people who are not lawyers are usually just envious of the fact that lawyers and those trained by lawyers know and exercise their legal rights.
I was very angry when I read this, and yes, I also have a degree in law.
Good for you!
Thank you for your support. smokers.
Talk about a birth lawsuit! Ms.
The reason for the birth of Harf should be glad that things have been resolved.
This is a lawyer.
No matter what they may do in their professional life, the sepins represent the most basic Americans here (and human)
Not to mention.
I would be happy to defend a person's right to smoke, but the smoker has no right to impose the smoke on her neighbor, as if she could dump the garbage in the apartment corridor.
There is really no difference between the two: they all smell bad and occasionally have a small health risk, and (
Especially with good maintenance staff)
Despite this, people should not tolerate garbage (of any kind)
In public areas.
If the plaintiff's complaint was about excessive noise, would there be more sympathy?
I think so, but from our history, my fellow citizens have shown an obvious tendency to reason, and the rights of some people do not matter.
Ask Native Americans, black, gay, religious minorities, disabled and non-disabledsmokers.
Before determining that the "third hand" Smoke is harmless, one should look at its definition and impact
Nothing but it.
If there is smoke outside the apt in the lobby, then it is likely that there will be cigarette particles in your apartment.
Also, if corridors are considered public spaces, it is illegal to smoke in public indoor spaces-then why is it legal for someone to produce smoke that pollutes public spaces in the interior?
If the tenant who smokes is not responsible, then the landlord and/or the chicken house board is definitely (
There is a "quiet enjoyment" clause for our NYS Standard form rental).
Counties have also been set up in other cities.
So this case is not worthless.
However, it should serve as a warning to landlords and people who smoke in poorly ventilated apartments.
This paper recently published an article on prevention of chronic lung obstruction, especially after middle age and in highly polluting communities like ours.
Given that Albany has just killed our efforts to charge for congestion, I bet we will see more and more New Yorkers die from respiratory diseases.
So we will see more of these kinds of lawsuits and the protection of non-
Smokers have the right to clean the air.
Being able to breathe is not frivolous to me.
I'm not a lawyer-
Instead, I am a zero resident of lung disease and cannot tolerate any form of smoking.
Good for Selbins.
Why do smokers think it is OK to smoke a little (
"A few seconds in the corridor ")?
The corridor will always stink.
OK, smoke if you want, but don't bring the results of your drug use to my living space or community Commons.
During the year I stayed in the rental studio apartment, I called/emailed the landlord every month
Hand smoke enters from the kitchen.
My sheets stink.
My clothes are smelly now.
I tied up my vents, but there was no difference.
I bought an air purifier despite the financial difficulties-no effect.
My landlord did not take any action and I do not know which apartment it would come from.
I made 311 calls but was told that the city had no power to take action on the annoying smoke.
I have symptoms of ENT.
My dog sneezes every time he enters our apartment.
In the 10 months of my stay, a neighbor-the owner of a two-bedroom house in this chicken house building-made an exaggerated complaint about the barking of my dog, I immediately received a threatening letter from the landlord.
What's not normal?
I feel powerless and deprived of my rights.
I agree that the behavior of smokers is a bit bad.
A similar solution may have been found, however, without the need to bring a civil suit.
Unfortunately, that's how we got in touch.
Or rather, don't contact)
In this society full of litigation
There are also infringing lawyers who think and act like infringing lawyers. All the time.
Next time, how about some private conversations?
You may not know that we are both lawyers and litigation lawyers, and the usual obstacles to litigation are minimal for them.
What a lovely person!
Lawyers like this will block the court with trivial litigation.
Haven't they heard of opening the window?
I'm glad I don't live near Sabins!
If I am wrong, someone in Lora will correct me-but she does not MS to pollute the corridor of Ansonia with her disgusting habits (
I'm not talking about the tongue on the cheek)
When was the first time Selbins appeared at the scene?
I 've been out of the legal game for too long to remember the name of the doctrine, but there's an example that covers the situation where Selbins moved in knowing the issue.
No one-again, please correct me if I am wrong-have them buy an apartment in this building instead of some other upscale building.
This is not an exact assumption of risk, but is related to risk.
I don't want to live next to MS Harf-but she and her cigarettes are better than two pretty lawyers who should raise their children to places that might be a bit natural (
Central Park is a bad alternative when parents can afford it better-like in this case)
Et tu in Upper West? What? !
Wealthy New Yorkers are uncivilized and stingy? !
This is unimaginable, dear God!
If the offending neighbor will at least listen to the problem and take some action to resolve the problem, then most neighbors will have disputes and litigation and stress can be avoided.
Responding to or ignoring complaints with hostility will deliberately exacerbate the problem.
The woman who smoked was hardly a victim.
As the sepins said, they only wanted her not to stink the building.
They did not tell her to quit smoking.
No one has the right to destroy buildings by destroying carpets and walls and stinking them.
If someone put rubbish on the carpet in the hallway, people complain.
What's the difference?
Most normal people don't want to annoy or offend their neighbors and feel ashamed if they know they do. If this chain-
The only reaction from the smoker was to have her dog pee on the stroller and she had a problem.
If the sebyns are so worried about their son's lungs, why do they live in the city?
He should sue them where the air is cleaner.
I can't believe ABA allowed lawyers to "We are all lawyers, as you may not know . . . . . . " Make a difference in the legal system.
That's why people don't like lawyers.
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