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The Changing Standard of Care Owed Licensees, Invitees and Trespassers: Mounsey v. Ellard

30 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2011  

Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander

University of Georgia

Date Written: April 2, 1973

Abstract

The courts had previously followed a strict regiment of analyzing what the status of a visitor to property was when determining the duty owed for injuries sustained there. Changing circumstances moved court to re-think this approach and use a more realistic one, such that someone like a firefighter responding to a fire on a premises who was injured could recover even though he may not fit the traditional status of an invitee.

Keywords: licensees, standard of care, reasonable care, negligence, Mounsey v. Ellard, firefighter, duty, invitee, trespasser

Suggested Citation

Bennett-Alexander, Dawn D., The Changing Standard of Care Owed Licensees, Invitees and Trespassers: Mounsey v. Ellard (April 2, 1973). Howard Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 220, 1973. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1800973

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