The Wrong Solution To An Attractive Nuisance Problem

The attractive nuisance doctrine applies to the law of torts, in the United States. It states that a landowner may be held liable for injuries to children trespassing on the land if the injury is caused by an object on the land that is likely to attract children.

The insured at this commercial office building has created an obstacle course of sorts to deter local skateboarders from using his lot for uninvited recreational activities.  Rather than fencing the area off or backfilling it in a more permanent manner, he has haphazardly placed parking blocks and large rocks in this otherwise perfect-for-skateboarding area.  Interesting fix.

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