Can a law-abiding citizen end up financially responsible for the criminal acts of a total stranger?

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Can a law-abiding citizen end up financially responsible for the criminal acts of a total stranger?

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Yes — especially if it’s a landlord who owns rental property where an assault or other crime occurred in the past. Rental property owners are being sued with increasing frequency by tenants injured by criminals, with settlements and jury awards typically ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.

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