A jury has ruled against a Massachusetts woman who claimed in a lawsuit against her real estate broker that she was forced to move out of her condominium because of secondhand cigarette smoke coming from a neighbor.
Alyssa Burrage alleged that her broker repeatedly assured her that the prior owner of the Boston condo she was buying in 2006 was a smoker and the smell would go away.
Burrage, who has asthma, said she later discovered the smoke was coming from a neighbor.
A jury on Tuesday deliberated less than an hour before siding with the broker.
A lawyer for the broker tells The Boston Globe that smoking never came up in conversations.
Burrage said in a statement she was disappointed in the verdict but proud to have drawn attention to the issue.
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