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The United States Supreme Court decided not to apply the trespasser, licensee, and invitee distinctions maintained in property law to admiralty law after concluding that it would be inappropriate to hold that a visitor is entitled to a different or lower standard of care simply because he is classified as a 'licensee.' See Kermarec, 358 U.S. at 630, 3 L. Ed. 2d at 554. In so ruling, the Court noted that 'the distinctions which the common law draws between licensee and invitee were inherited from a culture deeply rooted to the land, a culture which traced many of its standards to a heritage of feudalism.' Id. The Court continued: In an effort to do justice in an industrialized urban society, with its complex economic and individual relationships, modern common-law courts have found it necessary to formulate increasingly subtle verbal refinements, to create subclassifications among traditional common-law categories, and to delineate fine gradations in the standards of care which the landowners owe to each. Yet even within a single jurisdiction, the classifications and subclassifications bred by the common law have produced confusion and conflict. Id. at 631, 3 L. Ed. 2d at 554-55 (footnote omitted). 


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