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Landlord’s Liability for Criminal Acts

One thing the tort reform movement has done is convince people that around every corner is a successful lawsuit waiting to bankrupt them. This is not true, of course, but its widely believed that people routinely get millions for minimal injuries or during the course of committing a crime themselves or even if they are just a sympathetic victim even though the other person did nothing wrong. With regard to property, this leads to a lot of questions in my office about when a landlord is liable for the acts of other people on their premises. This post explores one facet of that issue in Arkansas via a 2006 case, Lacy v. Flake & Kelley Mgmt.

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