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Duty Of A Property Owner

47281_broken_house In the days of the common law, the duty that a landowner owed to a person on the property depended on the status of the person.  However, Nevada has rejected that type of analysis.  The duty owed does not depend on whether the person is a licensee, invitee or trespasser.  The question is whether the acts of the landowner were reasonable.  Turpel v. Sayles, 101 Nev. 35, 692 P.2d 1290 (1985).

About Michael Mills

Mr. Mills practices in the area of civil litigation and appeals, with particular experience in matters involving trucking liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, products liability and defense of personal injury. Mr. Mills is a member of the Trucking Insurance Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute Trucking Committee and the Nevada Motor Transport Association. Mr. Mills is licensed to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Nevada and Utah, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Mills has created 3 Blogs for the benefit of the insurance industry. He serves as editor and publisher of the Nevada Insurance Law Blog, the Nevada Coverage and Bad Faith Blog and the Nevada Trucking Law Blog.

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