Suit: Building owner's negligence led to ceiling collapse that injured tenant

By Annie Cosby | Nov 7, 2014

A man is suing the owner of his apartment building, claiming he was injured when the ceiling fell on him.

Byron Granville Jr. filed suit Oct. 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Ronald Larrieu.

According to the complaint, Granville resided in an apartment on East 73rd Street in  Chicago owned by Larrieu, who was responsible for its maintenance. He claims he sustained severe injuries on Oct. 27, 2013, when the ceiling collapsed and fell on him.

Granville accuses the defendant of being negligent in maintaining the building. He is seeking more than $30,000 in damages and is represented by attorney Steven M. Dicker of Dicker & Dicker in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L011219.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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