Require Professional Installation of A/Cs to Avoid Damage, Liability

In late September, a Vietnam veteran was sitting with his dog outside his building on Second Avenue in the East Village when a 45-pound air conditioner fell from a sixth-floor window. The air conditioner bounced off of the first-floor commercial tenant's awning and landed on his head. After nearly dying during surgery, the injured veteran filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the building owner.

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