Snow v. Gilbert, Middlesex Cty.

A woman suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and CREST, a form of scleroderma, won a temporary injunction against her landlord to prevent him from renting the units below hers to smokers, at least until she succeeds in her efforts to find another apartment elsewhere.  Despite an earlier agreement not to rent the units to smokers, the landlord, who was about to sell the building, informed his tenants that they could smoke in their apartments.  The smoke from those units seeped into the plaintiff’s apartment, causing a severe reaction, since she suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity.

(MA) Superior Ct., Docket No. MICV94-07373 (1994).