Jacobs v. Mutual Mortg. & Inv. Co.

6 Ohio St.2d 92, 216 N.E.2d 49 (1966)

Jacobs was a tenant in a building managed by defendant. Jacobs was injured when she caught her foot in a tear in the carpet and fell. The jury returned a verdict for Jacobs.

The Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the verdict, holding that the defendant, although not the owner of the premises, had sufficient control (under the terms of the management contract) of the premises so as to be liable for Jacobs’ injuries.