Does a property owner have a duty to protect invitees from a criminal attack?

Posted By on May 18, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, a property owner does not have a duty to protect invitees from a criminal attack, and the owner will not be held responsible for the criminal act of a third person that could not be foreseen or anticipated.

See: Drake v. Sun Bank and Trust Co. of St. Petersburg, 377 So. 2d 1013 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2d Dist. 1979)

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