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Kim went to Lings Market to pick up a few items for dinner.

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Kim went to Ling’s Market to pick up a few items for dinner. It was a rainy, windy day and the wind had blown water through the door of Ling’s Market each time the door opened. As Kim entered the store, she slipped and fell in approximately one-half inch of water that had accumulated on the floor. The manager knew of the weather conditions, but he had not posted any sign to warn customers of the water hazard. Kim injured her back because of the fall and sued Ling’s for damages. Discuss whether Ling’s can be held liable for negligence. Remember to provide citations to support your response.

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Hi, in this case Ling would be liable. You have a store owner, who is considered to open his premises to the general public (who are considered invitees) and to, therefore, owe a duty to that public to make his premises safe for them to be inside. A reasonable store owner would know that he needs to fix any dangerous situation, such as water puddles that can make the entrance slippery. Here Ling failed to do that. That means that he breached his duty. That breach caused injury to Kim and her injury was both foreseeable and the direct result of Ling's negligence. You can learn more by reading the source here.

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