Judge tosses worker's suit over NYC office bedbugs
Saturday, April 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge has dismissed a former TV news staffer's
pioneering lawsuit over bedbug bites she got at her New York City
Jane Clark's lawyer said Friday she planned to appeal the
Clark says bedbug bites at work forced her to leave her Fox News
job in 2008. The company's exterminators found that the bugs were
coming from another former employee's infested apartment.
Clark sued the building's landlord, among others, though not
A judge ruled last week that Fox News "took extraordinary
measures" to fight the bugs, and building owners and managers
couldn't have done more.
The landlord's lawyer and a spokeswoman for Fox parent News Corp.
didn't immediately return calls Friday seeking comment.
The judge said the case apparently marked the first time a worker
sued an employer's landlord over bedbugs.