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ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE DOCTRINE

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THE ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE DOCTRINE
In the law of torts, the attractive nuisance doctrine states that landowner may be held liable for injuries to children trespassing on the land if the injury is caused by a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition.
ELEMENTS
A foreseeable risk that the artificial condition poses an unreasonable danger of injury to children

It is foreseeable that children are likely to trespass in the area of the dangerous condition

The child trespasser because of age has not discovered the condition or is unaware of its danger

Considering the cost of safeguards - utility vs risk
MNEMONIC
A CHILD USUALLY REBELS YEARLY UNLESS RESTRAINED

ARTIFICIAL
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UNREASONABLE
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UTILITY
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