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Negligence – Premises Liability – Vacant Building – Maintenance Code (access required)

The owner of a vacant building who allegedly violated an ordinance requiring it to secure its building may be liable to the owner of an adjacent property that suffered damages when third-party trespassers set a fire in the vacant building that spread to plaintiff’s building; a Richmond Circuit Court overrules a demurrer filed by the ...