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Case No. 19-1640

Kristina Lewis
v.
Howard L. Allen Investments, Inc., Howard L. Allen, Metro Investments, and Yogurt & More, Inc.

Kristina Lewis was injured in a fire at the apartment she leased from Javier Escobar Flores and Benito Rodrigues dela Rosa (together, “Flores”). At the time of the fire, Flores was purchasing the property on contract from Howard L. Allen Investments, Inc. (“HLAII”). Lewis brought suit against Flores, HLAII, Howard L. Allen, and several other corporate entities owned by or affiliated with HLAII or Allen. She alleged HLAII and Allen were liable for her injuries for failing to properly maintain the apartment because they retained “legal title” to the property as contract sellers, and were therefore owners and landlords of the property pursuant to the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). Lewis appeals from the district court’s denial of her partial motion for summary judgment against HLAII and Allen and the court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of HLAII and Allen rejecting that argument.

County:
Black Hawk

Appellants

Kristina Lewis

Appellees

Howard L. Allen Investments, Inc., Howard L. Allen, Metro Investments, and Yogurt & More, Inc.

Attorneys for Appellants

Eashaan Vajpeyi
H. Daniel Holm Jr

Attorneys for Appellees

Henry J. Bevel III
Thomas C. Verhulst of Beecher

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Feb 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1640
Date Published:
Mar 19, 2021

Other Information

Date Retained:
Apr 21, 2020

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