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Vacant Property Owner Owes Duty of Care To Warn of Dangerous Condition

The New Jersey Supreme Court has recently reversed an order for summary judgment in a property owner's favor where a police officer was checking on vacant apartment buildings and fell, sustaining injuries.  Instead, the Supreme Court found the officer to be a licensee and remanded for an inquiry into the officer's knowledge of the allegedly dangerous condition.