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 [...]

Dhillon V. Oak Alley Foundation, LLC

U.S. District Court, E.D. Louisiana,Civil Action No. 11-3064, November 19, 2012: No willful or malicious failure to warn of danger; tort claim dismissed under Louisiana Recreational Use Immunity Statutes.

Plaintiff Darla Dhillon suffered personal injuries when she visited Oak Alley Plantation, a national historic landmark, operated by Defendant Oak Alley Foundation (“Oak Alley”), a tax exempt nonprofit [...]