Mom files class-action suit claiming building is rat infested

NEWARK — At a recent City Council meeting, a short, wiry woman approached the podium with her four young children. Yanira Cortes told the council her daughter had a question for city leaders.

“Why do my mom and my brothers and sisters have to live in an apartment with rats?” the little girl asked, stretching on her tippy toes to reach the microphone.

For years, Cortes said she’s lived with her children in a leaking, rat- and cockroach-infested apartment and has been battling her landlord to fix the uninhabitable conditions.

Cortes filed a class-action lawsuit against <a class="colorbox" href="" …read more

Source: Essex

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