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Rowland v. Christian
Citation:443 P.2d 561 (Cal. 1968)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Rowland v. Christian
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James Rowland (Plaintiff) sued Nancy Christian (Defendant) after he injured his hand on a broken faucet in Defendant’s bathroom. Plaintiff argued that Defendant knew about the dangerous condition and negligently failed to warn Plaintiff as her guest in the house. Defendant moved for summary judgment on the ground that she did not owe Plaintiff a duty, but did not contradict that she knew about the damaged faucet or that it was not an obvious danger.
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