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Richard J. Mahnke (Defendant) owned a duplex, which had four balcony porches, two on each unit. He rented the upper unit to John and Mary Katherine Blattner (Blattners). Plaintiff was assisting the Blattners in moving from an apartment, when a section of balcony railing gave way. He suffered various injuries when he fell. A subsequent inspection revealed that the railing assembly had dry rot. There was evidence that Defendant had contracted for general repairs of the premises, but that the provision was limited to defects known to him.
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