Judge tosses worker's suit over NYC office bedbugs

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Orkin LLC shows bed bugs. Despite the itchy rise to prominence of bedbugs around New York City, officials have long been limited in what they could do to get negligent landlords to address the spread of the minuscule critters. On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, city officials announced a policy change that could leave landlords facing harsher penalties. (AP Photo/Orkin LLC, File)

April 22, 2011 5:20:14 PM PDT
A former TV news staffer's pioneering lawsuit over bedbug bites she received at her office has been thrown out by a judge who said workers can't necessarily hold their employers' landlords responsible for injuries on the job.