‘OH: Duty Case on Mailbox Construction’

“In Snay v Burr, 2021-Ohio-4113 (2021), the Supreme Court of Ohio wrestles with a property owner’s duty to construct a mailbox within the right-of-way that is safe for drivers on the road. Defendant put up a mailbox on an eight-inch-diameter pipe that was buried 36 inches deep, both contrary to guidelines published by the Postal Service. Plaintiff lost control of his car and crashed into the mailbox, which did not collapse. Plaintiff became a quadriplegic, and sued defendant over the mailbox. The court held defendant had no duty to the plaintiff …” (more)

[TortsProf Blog, 8 December]

First posted 2021-12-09 17:20:16

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