Plaintiff's four-year-old daughter drowned in a pond on defendant's land. The pond was from six to ten feet deep, with extremely steep banks, and contained various forms of marine life and debris. The pond was useless and was eliminated by the defendant soon after the drowning. The defendant knew that at least twenty small children resided in the immediate area and the pond was visible and accessible to them. In a damage action for the death, held, the defendant was liable under the attractive nuisance doctrine. Saxton v. Plum Orchards, Inc., (La. 1949) 40 S. (2d) 791 (1949).
Lloyd J. Tyler, Jr.,
Mich. L. Rev.
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