No liability for condo drowning - video surveillance


CAI Law Reporter recently reported a case decision from Ohio, dealing with whether a condominium association assumed liability for a pool drowning because of the installation of video surveillance cameras in the pool area.

Laila Nader was a 73 year old resident in a large high rise building located in Cyahoga County, Ohio. She used the indoor pool daily and was an experienced swimmer. The pool was regularly and properly maintained by the condominium association.

In the summer of 2007,Nader's body was discovered by another resident approximately two hours after she had drowned.

Nader's estate brought a claim against the association for wrongful death. The association's position was that Nader had used the pool every day for 20 years without any incident, she was an experienced swimmer and various signs were posted in the pool area stating, "No lifeguard on duty – Swim at your own risk.”

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