Kopsachilis v. 130 E. 18 Owners Corp – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Kopsachilis v. 130 E. 18 Owners Corp. 11 N.Y.3d 512, 901 N.E.2d 734, 873 N.Y.S.2d 241 (2008), the building staff had put candles and flashlights in the stairway and staff from the building escorted occupants up the stairs.

Plaintiff claimed, however, that the stairs were dark when she went back down the stairs.

The court held, based on the foregoing facts, that there was no evidence of negligence on the part of the building owner with respect to insufficient illumination sufficient to create an issue of fact. Id.