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Cozen O'Connor Sues Landlord, Alleges Leaky Atrium, Eyesores, Odors and Elevator Entrapments

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When Cozen O’Connor renewed its lease for five years at its Philadelphia headquarters last July, it expected to be occupying a Class A building.

But the law firm says it has had to cope with a litany of aggravating problems ranging from a leaky atrium with buckets and trash cans strategically placed to catch the drips on rainy days to malfunctioning elevators that have entrapped Cozen employees and visitors and do not necessarily go to the floors users have selected, reports the Legal Intelligencer in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).

Claiming that these and other issues, including odors from the building’s loading dock and substandard cleaning have damaged Cozen O’Connor’s business reputation, a lawsuit filed Friday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court seeks to obtain a court order releasing the law firm from its lease.

The article doesn’t include any comment from the law firm’s landlord.

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