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Recreational immunity

Jul 17, 2018

Insurance company not liable for hunter’s injuries

An insurance company isn't liable for the injuries a hunter suffered after being accidentally shot in the head nearly four years ago.

Feb 7, 2018

High court: Recreational immunity statute doesn’t protect contractor from lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has found that the state’s recreational-immunity law cannot shield a contractor from being sued over a death that occurred while it was trimming trees for a customer.

Oct 4, 2017

Justices grappling with whether tree-trimming contractor liable for woman’s death

Should the state’s recreational-immunity statute protect a tree-trimming contractor from liability even after it caused the death of a woman by cutting down a branch? That question is at the heart of John Westmas v. Selective Insurance Co., a case in which the state’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday. The occasion gave the […]

Nov 30, 2016

BENCH BLOG: Appeals court finds tree service not entitled to recreational immunity

Is a tree-cutting service entitled to recreational immunity when cutting trees on a conference center’s property that has a public path? The Court of Appeals says “no,” relying on a Wisconsin Supreme Court case from earlier this year on recreational immunity.

Jun 5, 2012

Torts — recreational immunity

2011AP1013 Waller, et al. v. Zurich Insurance Company, et al.

Jan 23, 2012

Recreational immunity in swimming death lawsuit

A lawsuit over the swimming death of a 16-year-old boy has been dismissed in Chippewa County.

Mar 1, 2011

2010AP316 Milton, et al. v. Washburn County, et al.

Torts Recreational immunity A snowmobile club’s failure to remove a directional sign is not a malicious act resulting in the loss of recreational immunity. “Milton and Hoffman argue the Club’s conduct was so certain to cause injury that a jury could infer they were aware injury was practically certain to result. We disagree. Our supreme […]

Nov 18, 2010

2010AP762 Kleemann, et al. v. Emerson, et al.

Torts Recreational immunity Mark E. Kleemann appeals from a summary judgment decision that dismissed his negligence action against Scott Emerson and Emerson’s insurer for injuries Kleemann suffered when a hockey puck shot by Emerson hit Kleemann in the face. Kleemann challenges the trial court’s determination that the recreational immunity statute applied and its refusal to […]


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