That duty arises only when a landowner's knowledge of the danger is superior to that of a business invitee
The court went on to state that "[i]f the legislature had wished to include areas like [the area at issue], to which members of the public have access only as business invitees
or licensees, within the penal prohibitions of [section] 24, it would have been appropriate for it to have made a clear and specific provision to this effect.
65) The plaintiff filed a negligence action alleging the defendant breached its duty to "exercise reasonable care, provide safe premises, and protect its business invitees
on the premises from assault.
The complaint states in part, "The conduct by and through agents, servants, and employees of the defendants was outlandish' outrageous, willful, wanton, intentional, reckless, negligent, careless, and/,done without any excuse or justification and further demonstrated a corporate culture through management that brute aggressive, physical, violent, and unbridled brute force is an appropriate method of dealing with guests and business invitees
The Court of Claims concluded that the plaintiffs wee business invitees
of the hospital.
Even more disturbing is the court's ruling that in the absence of any lease provision regarding liability for criminal acts, it is the landlord's sole responsibility for keeping the common areas safe for the tenant's business invitees