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Can my SF landlord evict a tenant under these circumstances?

My roommate got very drunk, put some chicken in a covered pot on the stove to reheat, and fell asleep. I woke up to an acrid-smelling room (my room is on the other side of the house from the kitchen) and the hallway smoke detector going off. She could have easily started a serious fire (she didn't wake up when the alarm went off, and when I woke her up, she initially didn't even remember that she'd put something on the stove). Even though she didn't burn the kitchen down, the house smells TERRIBLE. Like possibly uninhabitably terrible. Can my landlord evict her for this? Can he make her pay for any necessary smoke removal services? What are MY rights here? Mostly I want her gone, but if that's not possible...? We are in a rent-controlled apartment in SF, and each of the roomates is on a separate lease (not month to month).
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2015 - 6 answers

What do insurers do with two incidents of negligence?

Let's assume that you caused one fire due to negligence in your home, and then less than five years later you caused another fire due to negligence at the business you own? How would your insurance companies treat/investigate this? Let's also assume this is the second time around for the liability company.
posted by zagyzebra on Oct 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Should we sue the hospitals?

My father contracted MRSA during a long stay in hospital. Is it worth investigating legal action against the hospital(s)? [more inside]
posted by Diag on Dec 29, 2012 - 22 answers

How to deal with looting and mismanagement after an apartment fire?

A large group of friends recently lost nearly everything they owned in a devastating apartment fire last month. Since then, the building - and their lives - have sat in limbo while looters have been free to ransack the building at their leisure. What options, legal and otherwise, do my friends have to hold somebody accountable for this gross mismanagement? [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Feb 17, 2011 - 9 answers

look, backwards with no hands...

Where can I find California state laws regarding driving a vehicle in reverse? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

easy to understand resources on tort law?

easy to understand resources on tort law? [more inside]
posted by qvinx on Mar 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Liability for fire in the kitchen

Less than a year ago, my SO left a pan on the stove and the rental house burned. Now, the owner's insurance company wants her to pay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 13 answers

What shall I do to bring my dentist to a small court for his negligence, and for how much?

What shall I do to bring my dentist to a small court for his negligence, and for how much? [more inside]
posted by dy on Jun 21, 2007 - 17 answers


Is there any sound legal reason why people use IANAL after posting an opinion about a legal matter? Supposing there is, is IANAL enough? If someone was led to believe YANAL but YKWYWTA (you know what you were talking about), could you still be sued for negligent misstatement if someone followed your opinion to their detriment? Shouldn't the disclaimer be stronger? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Feb 2, 2007 - 23 answers

Hospital liability for suicide?

Is the hospital liable? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Oct 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Contributory Negligence in a hit-and-run

I was involved in an hit and run accident as a pedestrian a little over a year ago, and I've got some questions about contributory negligence. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 18, 2006 - 26 answers

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