Schuman v. Greenbelt Homes

The owner of a Maryland townhouse sued his housing cooperative and his neighbors because of exposure to secondhand smoke. The court granted an injunction prohibiting the neighbors from smoking inside their home based on evidence of unhealthy levels of secondhand smoke in the owner’s unit. Because the neighbors already had voluntarily stopped smoking inside their unit they agreed to the injunction preventing them from smoking inside. However, the court refused to grant a temporary injunction prohibiting the neighbors from smoking outside their home because the owner failed to provide evidence that he was harmed by the outdoor secondhand smoke.


Schuman v. Greenbelt Homes, Inc., et al, 2010 WL 8654560 (Md. Cir. Ct. 2010).

  • United States
  • Sep 1, 2010
  • Maryland Circuit Court, Prince George's County


Plaintiff David S. Schuman


  • Greenbelt Homes, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Popovic

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