no-duty doctrine

noun

no-du·​ty doctrine
: a doctrine in tort law: a defendant cannot be held liable for an injury if no duty is owed to the plaintiff
specifically : a doctrine holding that a person in possession of property is under no duty to protect an invitee from a known or obvious hazard and cannot be held liable for injury

called also no-duty rule

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“No-duty doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/no-duty%20doctrine. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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