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Caretaking family has assumed no duty to houseguest

In a superficial opinion issued by the Court of Appeals last week, the judges held that Patricia Mosser could not sue Dianna Pepper for injuries that were not described, resulting from negligence that was not identified.  All that can be understood from the court's 3 page opinion is the fact that the judges felt Pepper and her family owed no duty to Ms. Mosser.  Apparently, the Peppers gave Ms. Mosser a place to stay while she was recuperating from some form of medical treatment, in order to give Mosser's caregiving daughter "a break."  Again, apparently, Mosser suffered some form of injury while at the Peppers' home and she believed it was a result of a lack of due care by Dianna Pepper.  Without explaining what led to the lawsuit, the three judges cited a page or two of law to the effect that by taking Mosser in, the Peppers assumed no duty to care for her.  It would be nice to know what happened and why Mosser alleged she was owed a duty of due care, since in the current circumstances, the court's opinion provides no guidance to future litigants.
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