Author: Connor P. Wallmark

Is a landowner who makes their land open to public events liable for injuries to their neighbor caused by public users of the land?

Wang v. Nibbelink Facts: An owner of partially fenced land makes their property freely available to the public for recreational events. A horse associated with a public event gets loose and tramples a neighbor on adjacent property. Claim: The neighbor seeks money losses from the landowner, claiming they are liable for the neighbor’s injuries since the landowner failed to build and maintain an adequate fence around the property. Counter claim: The landowner claims they are not liable for the neighbor’s injuries since they are statutorily immune from liability for off-premise injuries caused by recreational users of the land. Holding:...

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