Foreseeable Risk of Crime In North Carolina
In Connelly v. Family Inns, Inc., 540 S.E.2d 38 (N.C. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2000), the Court upheld the trial court's grant of summary judgment as to punitive damages in favor of all defendants.
In Connelly, the Court held plaintiffs failed to preserve their claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Absent any argument in this case expounding on this contention, we will not address it here.
The Court have undisturbed the trial court's grant of summary judgment as to the claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress in favor of the first set of defendants.
As to the claim of negligence, in Connelly, the Court determined that the risk of crime at the Family Inn was foreseeable, and thus, created a duty in the Family Inn to safeguard its guests against the criminal attacks of third parties.