Patterson v. Christ Church

Massachusetts Appeals Court, No. 13-P-354, April 3, 2014: Recreational use law from liability even when defendant gets economic benefit; no consumer protection liability either.

Linda Patterson brought suit after she was injured from a fall inside a historic church while she toured it. The Pattersons claimed the recreational use statute, M.G.L. c. 21, ยง 17C (current version [...]

Berman v City of Newport

Rhode Island Supreme Court, No. 2008-74, April 20, 2010

This case adjudicated the liabilities of Newport (easement holder) and the landowner/easement grantor (Preservation Society of Newport) for injury suffered by a member of the public while using the Cliff Walk easement. The court held that because the city had actual notice of dangerous instabilities in the ground [...]