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Attractive-Nuisance Doctrine

Attractive-Nuisance Doctrine

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A doctrine that imposes liability on landowners whose land contains dangerous artificial conditions that attract child trespassers. The doctrine, also known as the "turntable-cases rule” or the “turntable doctrine,” originated in cases in which railroad companies were held liable for injuries to children who were attracted to turntables maintained on the railroad companies’ premises.

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