Bennett v. Railroad Company
102 U.S. 577 (1880)

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Bennett v. Railroad Company, 102 U.S. 577 (1880)

Bennett v. Railroad Company

102 U.S. 577

Syllabus

The owner or occupant of land who induces or leads others to come upon it for a lawful purpose is liable in damages to them -- they using due care -- for injuries occasioned by the unsafe condition of the land or its approaches, if such condition was known to him and not to them, and he negligently suffered it to exist, without giving timely notice thereof to them or the public.

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