Landowners and visitors on the land.

Rowland v. Christian on page 268 of the text is a California case representing an evolving understanding of premises liability as to landowners and visitors on the land. Nevertheless, the Rowland holding has not completely overtaken the law in all states which have traditionally distinguished between invitees, licensees, and trespassers with regard to the duties owed or not owed by landowners to persons within those differing classifications.

Discussion Forum Prompt:


What rationales are there for abolishing versus maintaining the classifications among land visitors and does it promote justice to blur the lines between these classifications in favor of a more holistic, factor-based approach to landowner duties to visitors on the premises – with or without permission of the landowner?

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