Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
ROME

Building managers who shame tenants can be sued, court rules

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Rome, January 29 - Italy's supreme Court of
Cassation on Tuesday ruled that building managers who attempt to
publicly shame tenants into paying their condominium dues can be
sued for defamation.
Italy's highest appeals court issued its ruling following
the case of a condominium manager who put a notice on his
building's elevator listing the names of those who were overdue
with their fees and warning them that if they did not pay within
two days their water would be shut off.
One of the building's tenants pressed charges, claiming
that part of the missed payment regarded a previous tenant, and
the notice harmed his reputation.
Two previous courts ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
The Cassation Court said the landlord should have "been
more careful about the content of the information" in his
warning.

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