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Owners and Occupiers of Land
1. Duties Owed To Entrants on The Land a) Duties Owed to Trespassers No permission to be there. Once known to be there, must merely warn of hidden dangers and conduct activities reasonably. b) Duties Owed to Licensees Basically same duty as to Trespassers. Licensees are persons who are on land with consent of owner but there for their own purpose. (social guest, leaflet distributors, solicitors of charities). c) Duties Owed to Invitees Duty to Inspect and Repair (full duty of reasonable care) Invitees are people invited to come on land for business dealings of possessor. Also persons who come on land as member of public since land held open to public but not for profit. It is the Court's job, not jury, to determine the status of the entrant. d) Rejection of the Categories Some courts have abolished the categories of entrants to determine the duties of possessors of land in favor of an across the board duty of reasonable care. But status matters just not set out explicitly. e) Duty to Children Trespassers on Land Liability for physical harm to child trespasser when is artificial condition: 1) Place where condition exists is one upon which the possessor knows or should know that kids are likely trespass (mounds of dirt) 2) Condition is one which possessor should know or does know will involve unreasonable risk of death or serious harm to such kids 3) The kids cause of their youth do no discover and can appreciate the risk involved with intermeddling with or coming in contact with that area (cave in of dirt mounds) 4) The utility of having the condition and burden of eliminating is are slight as compared w/ the risk to the kids involved and 5) Possessor fails to exercise reasonable care to eliminate danger or otherwise protect kids.
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