Morgan Properties Sued AGAIN for Bed Bugs at Glen Ridge Apartments
In July 2020, Whitney, LLP’s tenant-rights lawyers filed a second lawsuit involving a bed bug infestation at the Glen Ridge Apartments in Glen Burnie, MD, managed by Morgan Properties, alleging a young family with children was moved into an infested apartment and began to be bitten by bed bugs. The first lawsuit we filed against Glen Ridge Apartments alleging negligence with a bed bug infestation and a young family was filed in June 2018 – Read About Both Cases Below.
The law firm of Whitney, LLP helps tenants. We offer Legal Consultations to tenants at all Morgan Properties apartments, and to all other tenants in Maryland. If you have a question about your bed bug, mice or roach infested apartment, or if Morgan has tried to collect a Confessed Judgment against you, Call Us at 410 583 8000, or use our Online Contact Form. There are no out-of-pocket fees or costs.
Whitney, LLP has filed many lawsuits against Morgan Properties across Maryland arising out of allegations Morgan moved tenants into bed bug infested apartments and failed to treat the infestation properly, causing emotional distress and injury to their tenants.
Can Tenants Recover Compensation for Bed Bug Infested Apartments?
Yes, absolutely, tenants can recover compensation after being moved into bed bug infested apartments, and Whitney, LLP’s lawyers can do it for you. Negligent landlords cause tenants to suffer. Injured tenants are entitled to damages and have many legal rights in Maryland. Tenants often do not realize they have many legal rights and can recover significant compensation.
Whitney, LLP’s bed bug lawyers have recovered over $12 million in compensation for:
- Bed bug bites;
- Emotional distress;
- Emotional distress for the children;
- Property damage and discarded property;
- Lost wages;
- Medical expenses;
- Actual costs; and
- Breaking the lease without penalty.
Whitney, LLP previously settled a case for $120,000 involving allegations of bed bug infestation at Morgan Properties’ The Willows at Glen Burnie, MD apartment complex. Read the blog on that settlement here.
Whitney, LLP also settled bed bug and mice infestation cases against Morgan Properties for $55,000 at the Glen Ridge Apartments in Glen Burnie, MD, and for $65,000 at The Columbia Pointe Apartments in Columbia, MD. Read about those settlements here.
Read about some of our other bed bug case settlements here. Of course, prior results are not a guarantee of future results, and all cases are different.
First Bed Bug Lawsuit Against Glen Ridge Apartments
In June 2018, a young family with an infant, and with the mother eight months pregnant, moved into the Glen Ridge Apartments in glen Burnie, Md. Immediately after moving in, the family began to find dozens of cockroaches in the apartment, including in the playpen. After reporting the roach infestation, the family began to see mice running through the apartment. Despite reporting the infestations, they continued to see roaches and mice.
In October 2018, the family then began to be bitten by bed bugs. After reporting the infestation to Morgan, Morgan claimed that Orkin inspected it and found no bed bugs. However, three days later, our client called Terminix, who confirmed bed bugs and mice. Finally, our clients called the Anne Arundel County Health Department, who confirmed “live roaches and bed bugs” and issued a Violation notice for the disgusting conditions at the Glen Ridge Apartments, managed by Morgan Properties.
After Whitney, LLP’s bed bug lawyers filed the lawsuit in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, the case settled for $55,000. WBAL-TV ran a story on Whitney, LLP’s lawsuit settlements against Morgan Properties, including on another case Whitney, LLP filed against Morgan Properties involving infestations at the Columbia Pointe Apartments.
Second Bed Bug Lawsuit Against Glen Ridge Apartments
On July 1, 2020, a young family with a three-year-old and a newborn moved into an apartment at the Glen Ridge Apartments. After waking up after their first night, the mom felt itchy and found a bed bug. Then, bites started appearing on the entire family, and they found more bed bugs.
After reporting the infestation to Morgan Properties, multiple ineffective treatments were performed, and even after six weeks, the family continued to see bed bugs and suffer from itchy, red bites. Some members of the family developed scarring from the bites.
The family spoke with their neighbors, and were informed that the tenant in the apartment before them had left due to the bed bugs. They also learned that the apartment had been treated for bed bugs before they moved in.
The lawsuit was filed by Whitney, LLP’s bed bug attorneys in Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, and seeks compensation for the bites the family suffered, scarring, emotional distress, actual economic loss, and property damage.
Landlords Must Provide a Bed Bug Free Apartment
Maryland law requires that apartments be free of infestation at the time the lease begins. If a bed bug infestation, or other infestation, is pre-existing, the landlord must quickly and properly take action to treat the infestation. By moving a tenant into a bed bug infested apartment, or failing to quickly treat an apartment for bed bugs, landlords can be sued for negligence.
If a bug bug infestation or other infestation begins after a tenant has lived there for a while, the landlord almost always has the same responsibility to promptly and properly treat it.
Many Maryland landlords move tenants into bed bug infested units due to the cost of properly treating infestations, and the time and effort it takes. However, tenants can and should fight back using their legal rights and experienced legal representation.
Whitney, LLP’s Bed Bug Lawyers Help Tenants
Whether you have moved into an apartment in Maryland operated by Morgan Properties, or another rental by another company, you are entitled to an apartment free of infestation. If the landlord placed you in an infested apartment, is ignoring your complaints, or is performing ineffective treatments, Call Us.
We help tenants, and have experience suing negligent landlords and recovering compensation for our clients. We offer Legal Consultations, and our bed bug clients pay no out of pocket costs or fees. 410 583 8000, or use our Online Form, and we will be in touch.