Owner's Duty of Care Stemmed from 'Unusual' Lease Provisions
Facts: The employee of a tenant who rented retail space was injured when a light fixture fell on her upper back and neck while she was working. The employee sued the owner. The owner asked a trial court for a judgment in its favor without a trial. The trial court granted the owner’s request. The tenant appealed.
Decision: An Iowa appeals court reversed the ruling and sent the case back to the lower court for a trial.