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trespass

The unlawful interference with someone's personal or property rights. In a lawsuit, the property owner does not need to prove physical damage to the property in order to recover monetary damages,because the damage is to the exclusive ownership and possessory rights of the owner. However,modern courts do require some evidence that the trespass was intentional; older law did not differentiate between intentional and accidental trespass.In many states,the duty of care a property owner has to avoid unsafe conditions that might harm persons coming on the property is much less for a trespasser than for those who are invited.

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However, while the number of deaths may have fallen, the number of trespassers putting their lives in jeopardy has not.
Except for one brief exception, Trespasser is set in and around a single house in the woods, distanced from human contact because of some unnamed past cataclysm and the stubbornness of its owner, Hector Ramos, who lives alone with his daughter, Maria, and their dog, Belle.
And as British Transport Police (BTP) attempt to trace the trespasser, officers are issuing a warning about the dangers of messing around on the tracks.
An investigation revealed that the trespasser was extremely intoxicated and had stumbled into the wrong house.
Bono said Texas law states that landowners have a duty to try to refrain from injuring anyone, including a trespasser. MALDEF has defended citizens and undocumented immigrants alike in court when vigilantes have attacked them in cases the organization says represent obvious racial profiling.
These schemes are established on a 10,000-square meter area on Al-Khawajat and have been removed." Iraqi said one area in the south was to be sold by trespassers to citizens, but the municipality prevented the move, saying they are looking into the extent of violations.
RIHANNA has taken out a restraining order against a trespasser who was arrested at her LA home earlier this month.
to a report of a trespasser in the 900 block of Patterson Street.
There is no question that the deceased was a trespasser or that he was under the influence of a controlled substance.
THE greatest hurdler ever seen before World War II, Trespasser won all his six races under NH rules including a County Hurdle and three Imperial Cups (1920-2).
In respect of rioters who have gained entry to property, early case law established a principle in which the owner of a property may be entitled to use reasonable force in ejecting any person who has gained possession of his property, so long as no injury is caused to the trespasser. 'canbe as as Landlords and occupiers must therefore be careful not to use excessive force, while also ensuring that they are not placing themselves in danger of violence.