Landowners Protection Act

By  C. Stephen Stack

There has been much heated debate surrounding the recently enacted Landowners Protection Act (Senate Bill 2901). The Act is designed to limit the legal liability of a business owner when a person is injured by the actions of a third person unconnected to the operation of the premises. It is widely predicted that the Act will severely reduce the potential civil liability of the owner of a premises for criminal assault and other acts of violence perpetrated against patrons or other visitors of the business premises. In theory, this should in turn reduce the insurance premiums business owners pay for the protection of their business assets.  See attached article for more details.