The tenant had bought a restaurant in a shopping mall from the previous tenant. He had never read his written lease, and his belief that he had the use of a courtyard for outside seating was based on what the previous tenant had told him. In fact the lease gave him no such right to use the courtyard, and he was unable to convince the Court to assist him on any other basis.
Commenting that “A reasonable person in the position of [the tenant] would at least have read the lease agreement”, the Court granted an order ejecting him from the courtyard.
The punch line
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