Premises Liability Not Just for Businesses - Homeowners Beware

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I recently came across a premises liability defense verdict from the State of New York. It was an unfortunate case — a 57-year old man was alleged to have died as a result of a fall down some basement stairs. While South Carolina law may differ in some respects from New York law, an important aspect of the case transcends state lines: a “dangerous condition” on one’s premises is not always dispositive of the case.

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