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Social Media can Derail Defense of Your Premises Liability Case

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You could feel like a sad face emoji if comments found on your own social media accounts bolster a plaintiff’s premises liability claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Real Estate

Difference in Factual Circumstance Can Change Invitee’s Legal Status

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Actions outside the scope of an invitation by an invitee could change his/her legal status for purposes of premises liability. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability

Court Rules Snow Covered Parking Lot May Represent 'Special Aspect' in Premises Liability Case

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Applying "open and obvious" doctrine just got tougher following recent appellate court ruling that a snow covered parking lot may represent a 'special aspect.' Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability, Snow & Ice Claims

Do Landowners owe a Duty to Mischievous Invitees?

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Invitees can become a trespassers when they venture into an area they are not authorized or expected to be. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability

Property Owner's Knowledge Comes With a Price

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A recent ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals may adversely affect knowledgeable property owners with regard to constructive notice. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability

No Tenant, No Duty

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The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that a non-tenant plaintiff is not owed a statutory duty under state law governing the condition of a rental dwelling. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability

New Bills Codify Trespasser Liability in Michigan

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Michigan House and Senate pass two bills, codifying trespasser liability and leaving intact any immunity and defenses. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability
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