Homeowners must tell their guests about, or correct, any dangerous conditions that guests are unlikely to recognize (this is extremely important for California homeowners!). For example, if an injury was caused when a guest tripped on a throw rug, he or she may be able to recover if he/she could prove that the host knew other people had tripped over it in the past, and the guest was unlikely to realize its danger. Perhaps the danger was not "open or obvious" which means it was "not easily seen by the reasonable person." The host probably should have warned guests about it, removed it during the party, or secured it to the floor with tape or tacks.
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