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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1 - Special Duty Rules – Owners and Occupiers of Land (Introduction)

1 - Special Duty Rules – Owners and Occupiers of Land (Introduction)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM SOME OF MY CLASS NOTES, SOME OF WHICH IS MY OWN PERSONAL WORK AND SOME OF WHICH BELONGS TO CONCORD LAW SCHOOL.  IT IS POSTED TO HELP MY IL STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR.  IT CANNOT BE DISSEMINATED WITHOUT EXPRESS, WRITTEN PERMISSION.

We have learned in previous posts that in negligence, the general rule is that everyone who engages in an affirmative act owes a duty to act with reasonable care to any foreseeable plaintiff (that is, persons within the zone of danger). Thus, when discussing duty, be careful to also discuss the extent of that duty.

Now, we discuss situations in which the duty owed to a foreseeable plaintiff is both higher, and lower, than that of "reasonable care." Many of these variations depend on the status of the tortfeasor or the relationship between the tortfeasor and the plaintiff. Be careful, then, to always include in your discussion regarding duty the exact nature of the duty owed.

Next, we’ll look at issue of “common carriers.”

Professor Doug Holden
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