LAW 512-001 – Torts II

Invitee


And invitee is one who enters a premise on express or implied permission concerning business for the benefit of the owner/occupier.

An owner/occupier's duty to an invitee is to use reasonable care to keep the premise in a reasonably safe condition.

  • This includes a duty to make reasonable inspections to discover dangerous conditions and to make them safe.

An owner has no duty to invitees for hazards which are open and obvious to the invitee.

An owner may be liable for third-party criminal activity when it is forseeable.

Public officials like sanitation or safety inspectors are invitees.