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Rowland v. Christian
Citation:69 Cal. 2d 108, 443 P.2d 561, 70 Cal. Rptr. 97 (1968)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Plaintiff was invited to defendant’s apartment. While plaintiff was using the bathroom, he got injured by the broken fixture. Defendant knew that the knob of the water faucet was cracked, but did not warn plaintiff. Plaintiff brought suit to recover damages on the grounds that defendant was negligent. Defendant alleged contributory negligence and assumption of risk, claiming that plaintiff was a visitor so he assumed the risk.
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