Children deem it their prerogative to roam wherever they please. In particular, they have a tendency to wander on other people's land and meddle with anything they find there. In doing so they frequently get hurt. The problem of the liability of occupiers of land for such injuries has taken up much of the time of American courts in the last one hundred years and has resulted in many published decisions. The trial courts in Virginia have devoted much thought and time to this problem, and since 1887 twelve cases have been heard and decided by the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. It is the purpose of this article to review the present state of the Virginia law as to that liability.
William T. Muse,
The "Attractive Nuisance Doctrine" in Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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