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McCutcheon v. United Homes Corp.

Washington Supreme Court
486 P.2d 1093 (1971)


Norma McCutcheon and Douglas R. Fuller (plaintiffs) are tenants of United Homes Corporation (landlord) (defendant). Both plaintiffs were injured in the common areas of their apartment building. The plaintiffs brought suit, alleging that their injuries were caused by the landlord’s negligence in maintaining the common areas. However, both plaintiffs had signed leases containing an exculpatory clause releasing the landlord from all liability for injuries sustained on the premises. The trial court granted the landlord summary judgment and dismissed the case. The plaintiffs appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Stafford, J.)

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