Casey sued property manager TLC Management Co. for failure to maintain the building — despite having an on-site manager whose daily tasks included ensuring its maintenance and safety. As Casey was entering the building through a door designated for dog walkers and bike riders, he noticed the door closer — a 12-pound box — detached from the aluminum door frame and swung down toward him.

Casey ducked to avoid the box, but it struck him on the upper left side of his head, said David A. Axelrod, a partner at David A. Axelrod & Associates P.C. who represented him.

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