A person who enters land with permission of the owner, and does so either to confer an economic benefit on the possessor, or is entering premises that are open to the general public. Under tort law, if there is a concealed dangerous condition on the land the invitee is not aware of that the landowner either knows about in advance, or should have discovered through a reasonable inspection, the land owner owes a duty to the invitee.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A person who comes onto another's property, premises, or business establishment upon invitation. The invitation may be direct and express or "implied," as when a shop is open and the public is expected to enter to do business. Property owners must protect invitees from dangers on the property, and are liable for damages if they fail to do so.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm