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Premise Owner Owes Pedestrian No Duty To Maintain Public Sidewalk Or Warn Of Hazards

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that the owners of a private premises have no duty to pedestrians to maintain a public sidewalk abutting their premises or to warn pedestrians about dangerous conditions of the sidewalk. The Court also held that a municipal ordinance requiring premises owners to maintain adjoining sidewalks creates a duty to the municipality but not to private pedestrians.