Shady town, U.S.A. has been plagued with a recent crime wave and it is well known to all the residents. The BUGusa, Inc. plant in Shady Town has experienced vandalized vehicles in its parking lot and some second shift employees have been robbed as they walked to their cars at night. BUGusa, Inc. receives shipments of parts and other items from vendors at its receiving and shipping dock located at the rear of each plant. The parking lot and dock areas are well lit; however, some lights are burnt out. While waiting for the dock manager to return from lunch, a vendor was attacked and robbed of his wallet and the electronic chips he was delivering.
Discuss what, if any, tort liability BUGusa Inc. may have to the vendor and to the BUGusa Inc. employees that were attacked.

What defences may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

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