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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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While 78 per cent of deaths on Britain's railways involve trespassers, there have also been 141 people killed while using level crossings since 2000/01.
Nine days after his County Hurdle victory, Trespasser carried a punitive 14lb penalty in his first Imperial Cup, taking his weight up to 12st, but it did not stop the juvenile breezing home by six lengths.
ON, the energy supplier, obtained a pre-emptive injunction to restrain future trespassers defined as "persons unknown", from occupying a power station when it had previously been thought that such injunctions could only be granted against named individuals.
In conclusion, I claim that Block's proposals vis-a-vis abortion and child abandonment are defective because he fails to appreciate the fact that if one voluntarily initiates the causal chain which leads to someone else ending up on his property, the latter person cannot be considered a trespasser.
The trespasser pretended to be visiting her own family's cottage, pretended that the bones in the faces in the photographs were her inherited bones and that she inhabited this place as naturally as the furniture and relics.
Trespasser injuries were reported by Norfolk Southern (58%), CSX (41%), Amtrak (1%), Georgia Northeastern ([less than]1%), and Georgia Southwestern ([less than]1%).
Plaintiff status falls into three categories: trespasser, licensee, and invitee.
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Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates' Court from December 26 to January 2, included: Amrit Singh, 32, of Stoke Row, Stoke, admitted entering Ecigwizard as a trespasser with intent to steal.
CCTV has been released by police after a Metro trespasser caused delays for passengers.
A 30-YEAR-OLD woman was stabbed on Friday night after confronting a trespasser in her back yard, a police report said.