$100,000 Bed Bug Lawsuit Settlement Against WAZ Management
Whitney, LLP recovered a $100,000 settlement in a bed bug lawsuit filed against WAZ Management, LLC in Baltimore City. WAZ Management moved our client into an apartment that it knew was infested, accused her of bringing the infestation, and finally paid $100,000 to settle the case.
If you have been bitten by bed bugs in an apartment, call us to discuss your legal rights. The lawyers at Whitney, LLP successfully represent tenants in Baltimore City and across Maryland in bed bug claims and lawsuits against landlords. We have recovered over $12 million for our clients in bed bug cases. Our clients are often surprised at what their cases is worth.
Click here for past results in bed bug claims and cases, and click here to see what our clients say about us. Of course, all cases are different, and past results do not guarantee future results. Here is a story WBAL-TV did on Whitney, LLP recovering settlements of $55,000 and $65,000 against Morgan Properties in infestation cases in Maryland.
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WAZ Management Knew the Apartment had Bed Bugs When They Leased It
In August 2018, our client, a single mother, was leased a rowhome apartment at 3029 Rayner Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216, although WAZ knew it contained an active and untreated bed bug infestation. On the same day WAZ signed the lease with our client, it also signed an agreement with a pest control company to treat the apartment for bed bugs. Several weeks earlier, WAZ had emailed the pest control company requesting a treatment be performed, but had not arranged for it to be completed before they moved our client in.
Our client moved all of her personal property in. After doing so, on her first day, she noticed bed bugs crawling on the floor. She then realized she had been bitten. After reporting it to WAZ Management, they accused her of bringing the infestation, although they knew the apartment was infested and had not been treated.
Due to the infestation, our client never spent the night in the apartment. Instead, she left much of her infested property behind and stayed with friends. Eventually, WAZ illegally evicted her, and discarded much of her personal property.
Legal Rights for Tenants In Bed Bug Infested in Apartments
Tenants have many legal rights and can file lawsuits to recover compensation for damages suffered from living in an infested apartment.
Claims can be brought for:
- Tenant who are moved into an infested apartment;
- Complaints about bed bugs ignored;
- Forced to live with long-term bed bug infestations; and
- Improper, negligent and ineffective treatments by maintenance or pest control companies;
Whitney, LLP’s lawyers have experience holding landlords responsible for their negligence and recovering compensation.
Tenants Can Recover Compensation For:
- Bed bug bites;
- Itchiness from bed bug bites:
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Emotional distress;
- Damaged and discarded property;
- Medical bills; and
- Other economic losses.
$100,000 Settlement after Lawsuit filed Against WAZ Management
Whitney, LLP’s lawyers filed a lawsuit alleging Negligence, violation of Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act, Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment and Breach of Contract. After filing the lawsuit against WAZ Management, we also sued WAZ Investments, LLC and Mizrahi Investments, LLC.
After taking the deposition of Benjamin Ouzana, an owner of WAZ Managment, the case settled at a private mediation for $100,000. The settlement allowed our client to replace her personal property and move on with her life.
Whitney, LLP’s Lawyers Represent Tenants Living with Bed Bugs
Our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients in bed bug claims across Maryland and in other states.
Tenants are entitled to a clean, bug-free apartment. Unfortunately, many landlords and slumlords do not care about tenants, and care only about making money while providing as little maintenance as possible.
In this situations, tenants do not have to feel helpless. We help tenants and families fight back and recover compensation for injuries, emotional distress, property damage and other losses from bed bugs.
We do not charge any out-of-pockets fees or expenses, and we provide Legal Consultations. Call us at 410 583 8000, or use our Online Quick Contact form to discuss your potential case.