Washington Law Review




Defendant savings and loan association invited local community groups to use, without charge, a room and adjoining kitchen facilities on its premises for meetings. Plaintiff was injured on defendant's premises while walking to a meeting of her organization scheduled for this room. Plaintiff sued for damages; defendant's motion to dismiss was granted. On appeal, the Washington Supreme Court reversed the order of dismissal and remanded. Held: When the public is invited to use premises under circumstances implying an assurance of reasonable care, any visitor responding to that invitation is an "invitee" owed an affirmative duty of reasonable care by the owner or occupier, whether or not economic benefit may be derived from the visit. McKinnon v. Washington Fed. Say. & Loan Ass'n, 68 Wash. Dec. 2d 640, 414 P.2d 773 (1966).

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