If an individual is injured or killed while on someone else's property in New Jersey, the owner of the property could be held liable for damages in a premises liability lawsuit. Based on this theory, the parents of an 18-year-old who died after consuming ketamine filed a suit against the owner of the North Dakota home where the substance was consumed. They argue that the landlord should have exercised greater control over the house and those who lived there.
Over the years, many New Jersey readers may have wondered how magician David Copperfield performs his tricks. On April 13, some of those secrets were revealed during a civil trial stemming from a British man's claim that he was seriously injured when he was chosen to participate in Copperfield's Las Vegas show.
In premises liability law -- when it comes to a slip-and-fall accident -- there are four categories of accident victims. Accident victims may be categorized as invitees, social guests, licensees or trespassers. Here's what these terms mean: