Family of Man Killed by Sandy Tree Sues NYC

August 15, 2013

Relatives of a man who was killed when a tree crashed on his house during Superstorm Sandy has filed a lawsuit against New York City.

The family of Anthony Laino tells the Daily News that the tragedy could have been avoided. They say neighbors had warned the city that the tree was dangerous.

The 30-year-old Laino was a graduate student at St. John’s University. He was lying on a couch in his Queens bedroom when the tree smashed through the roof.

The family’s lawyer says the tree had a weak root system.

The city says it will review the lawsuit.

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  • August 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Nebraskan says:
    I meant in our personal lives. :)
  • August 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    InsGuy says:
    Send a note to the IRS and tell them you are perfectly willing to contribute to windfall damages for people suing your city, county or state, cuz that's basically what your sa... read more
  • August 19, 2013 at 10:44 am
    caffiend says:
    I assume that if he was in an evacuation area, it goes from the city's (possible) responsibility to it falling on the responsibility of the person as an assumption of risk. Ba... read more
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