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Two inch sidewalk defect is "open and obvious." Owner owes no duty to repair

Lloyd Cash tripped over a two-inch defect in the sidewalk over the property of Woodward Avenue Associates, LLC, and was injured.  He attempted to sue the company, arguing that the sidewalk defect was a hazard that Woodward owed a "reasonable" duty to repair or maintain.  The Court of Appeals ruled that since the large defect was "visible on casual inspection," the owner owed no duty to make repairs.
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