A landlord is responsible for injuries incurred by a third party doing work on his property. In this case, a landlord authorized the tenant to prune the branches on a tree in his yard. A limb fell on the tenant’s daughter causing severe internal injuries. The court found that the landlord is liable for the daughter’s injuries because he should have taken more care in choosing his contractor.
A federal court has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can advance with a lawsuit against a hotel group for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers’ personal information. The FTC accused the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation of failing to implement adequate security in its computer system, which led to three data breaches between April 2008 and January 2010.