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Homeowner Had No Duty to Provide Safety Equipment to Worker

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 104 | 0 | 72 min read

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a homeowner was not the employer of a worker he had hired to repair a leak in his roof, and had breached no duty of care in failing to warn of hazards. Case: Dexter v. Hanks, No. 2018-CA-000362-MR, 05/10/2019, published. Facts: James Hanks owns a two-story home in Lebanon. He contaced James Dexter about a leak in an upstairs window. Dexter opined that the leak might be coming from the roof. Dexter recommended that Hanks paint the entire roof with sealer. Hanks agreed and asked Dexter to perform the job. They agreed that Hanks would pay...

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