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Friday, July 16, 2010

5 - Special Duty Rules – Owners and Occupiers of Land (Invitees)

5. Special Duty Rules – Owners and Occupiers of Land (Invitees)

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.

Last time in torts, we talked about Owners and Occupiers of Land - Trespassers. Now we tackle Owners and Occupiers of Land - Invitees.

An invitee is a licensee who is on the premises for the potential financial benefit of the land occupier (business invitee) or on land held open to the public at large (public invitee). An invitee is one who is not only invited, but also stays within the scope of the invitation.

The landowner owes to an invitee a general duty to use reasonable care and a duty to discover and avoid the danger. In other words, is the premises reasonably safe for the invitee?

Next: Special Liability Rules – Professional Negligence (Malpractice)

Professor Doug Holden
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