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Playground Fall Liability

2012-06-01, Department, by James C. Kozlowski

As illustrated by the cases described herein, a review of reported court decisions involving landowner liability for recreational injuries in general, and public playgrounds in particular, indicates liability is the exception, rather than the rule.  Generally, the legal duty of care owed by landowners to invitees (i.e., those expressly or impliedly encouraged to enter the premises) is to inspect and repair or remove known or discoverable hazards within a reasonable time.  When repair or removal is impo....

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