Now here is a public invitee case worth following. Boston’s Granary Cemetery is dealing with an alarming incicent where a woman strolling on their grounds fell into a burial chamber. The tourist was walking along a fence when she found herself in a hole that proved to be a staircase into a 350 year old vault.
The tourist does not appear to be suing (yet), but it would make for an interesting case.
Past discoveries include a similar burial vault that contained the remains of more than 100 newborns. Now, that would make for a negligent infliction of emotion distress claim to be dropped into a vault with 100 dead babies. Tourists would be considered public invitees and, while this may be a historical site, there could still be liability. Since this happened before, a court could find that the cemetery needed to post signs and make a reasonable effort to safeguard walking paths.
The cemetery is the resting place for Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, the parents of Ben Franklin, and other famous Americans.
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you dont know how right you are. I am an engineer and the county that I practice in is very harsh. I had a home owner call me yesterday and tell me that the county had issued a notice of violation for importing top soil for his garden. it could cost up to $6,000 in engineering fees plus county fines for him to satisfy the requirements of the violation.
Any lawyers interested in a class action law suit? I have been wanting to do one for years. Can a local jurisdiction take property out of production without just compensation? The land is still owned by the resident but they are unable to use all of it because of county regulations.
Man, walk it off. Judges are too busy as it is sentencing home owners that don’t properly maintain their lawn…
“Now, that would make for a negligent infliction of emotion distress claim to be dropped into a vault with 100 dead babies.”
I think it would be negligent infliction of emotional distress to be dropped into a vault containing 100 LIVE babies.
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