Josh Donaldson was involved in a trade to New York Yankees from Minnesota Twins in March this year. The trade was a successful one as Josh Donaldson proved to be of great importance for the Yankees. But with the move taking place, Donaldson and his family had to swiftly find a place in the home of his new franchise.
Donaldson, his partner (who was six months pregnant at the time), and their 17-month-old daughter needed a residence in the New York metropolitan area ahead of time for the Yankees’ Opening Day on April 7, 2022. On April 1, 2022, Donaldson did find a place, located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
He entered into a lease agreement with Defendant Bill Grous to lease the residential property. In accordance with the lease, Prosecutor Josh Donaldson agreed to pay Defendant rent in the amount of $55,000 per month and a security deposit in the amount of $110,000.
Josh Donaldson to take legal actions against his Greenwich landlord Bill Grous
The house seemed to have previously experienced hardship, a widespread mold problem, an unusable pool, an infestation of ants and squirrels, nonworking showers, water damage to the bathrooms and faulty electrical wiring, all of these were mentioned in the lawsuit filed by Josh Donaldson. In addition, shortly after moving in, Josh’s partner and their daughter both developed lung congestion and a nagging cough.
Defendant Bill Grous called workmen to fix the problems that the house was having. However, Donaldson mentioned in the lawsuit that this was “a hopeless attempt.” “Defendant had workmen constantly coming to the Premises often without notice.” “Not only did these workmen not resolve many of the issues, but they interrupted Donaldson’s sleep.”
Per the complaint, an inspection conducted by a Professional Environmental Testing company on April 19, 2022, revealed an immense and boundless infestation of Chaetomium mold and Aspergillus mold throughout several key rooms in the house.
Thus, Donaldson filed this suit for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment, and violation of Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act. Josh Donaldson has still not received the amount he submitted as security $110,000.