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Kline v. 1500 Massachusetts Avenue Apartment Corp.

Kline was seriously injured when she was assaulted and robbed in the hallway of the apartment building where she lived. The incident occurred two months after another female tenant was attacked in the same hallway. Kline sued the landlord, alleging it had a duty to protect tenants from foreseeable harm by third parties on the premises. Should landlords have a duty to keep the common areas of their premises safe?