Lockner v. Pierce County

Supreme Court of Washington, No. 94643-4, April 19, 2018: Washington’s recreational use immunity not limited to sole use.

This decision clarifies that the scope of Washington’s recreational use immunity statute, RCW 4.24.210, does not require that the property in question is open to the public for “solely” recreational use, and that when the statute applies to a [...]

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 [...]