It is here proposed to examine the cases in Washington wherein "attractive nuisance" has been discussed, for the purpose of determining the scope of the doctrine as it has been accepted in this state, and to point out the types of situations in which an unsuccessful attempt has been made to apply this rule, for the appellate court in this state has dealt with the doctrine primarily in a negative manner, i.e. has denied its applicability to most of the factual, situations in cases where the issue has been raised on appeal, which in itself illustrates that the bar of this state has been confused as to the scope or limits of the doctrine. No attempt will be made to discuss extensively the merits of the doctrine, for it will become apparent that it has become an accepted rule of law in this state; nor will anything more than a brief statement of the historical development and theory be given, for there is a wealth of material available on this subject.
L. R. Bonneville, Jr.,
The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine in Washington,
22 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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