Smith v. Lagow Constr. &
Developing Co., N.W.2d, No.
21530, 2001 WL 1816715 (S.D. Mar.
The South Dakota Supreme Court
held that a landlord who maintains
exclusive control over the changing
of locks may be liable for criminal
conduct committed by individuals who
entered a tenant's apartment by
using a key.
Cain v. Vontz, 703 F2d 1279, 1283
(11thCir 1983) - Imposing liability
for broken or nonexistent apartment
Braitman v. Overlook Terrace Corp.,
346 A2d 76, 77 (NJ 1975) - defective
deadbolt on apartment door