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Trail Immunity Not a Given for Public Agencies When Injuries Caused by Adjacent Property

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Of the many immunities available under the California Government Code, “trail immunity” under section 831.4 has long shielded public entities from liability when injuries are suffered by those using public property for...more

Rock Hill Golf and Country Club Joins Brookhaven’s Golf Course District

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

On April 27, 2017, the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven approved a change of zone for Rock Hill Golf and Country Club from a one-acre residential lot zone to the Golf Course District. Manorville’s Rock Hill is the first...more

Trail Immunity for Public Agencies Stops At the Edge of Adjacent Public Golf Course - Appellate Court Says Pasadena Can be Liable...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A young child traveling in a stroller on a walkway that was part of the City of Pasadena's Rose Bowl Loop, located next to a golf course, was struck in the head by a stray golf ball and sustained a brain injury. The child’s...more

Preservation by Law May Become Par for the Course-Brookhaven Town Rezones Golf Courses

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The Town of Brookhaven has engaged in efforts to preserve Long Island’s links and, last month, took the first steps towards fulfilling its endeavor. On March 2, 2017, the Brookhaven Town Board unanimously adopted two...more

Minor Golf Cart Collision on Indiana Courses Considered “Ordinary Behavior” and an Inherent Risk in the Game of Golf

by Reminger Co., LPA on

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently found that a man’s negligence claim against a fellow golfer who struck the back of his golf cart cannot succeed because driving a golf cart is normal behavior, with its attendant risks,...more

Three Point Shot - February 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Ski Manufacturer Chills Bode Miller's Comeback - World champion skier and six-time Olympic medalist Samuel "Bode" Miller had his eye on coming out of retirement for the 2016-17 season before a contract dispute with his...more

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Action Alleging San Francisco Violated the Endangered Species Act

by Nossaman LLP on

In a three-page memorandum decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed Wild Equity and other groups’ appeal from a lower court decision, dismissing as moot a lawsuit alleging that the City and...more

Sales Free and Clear: What About Restrictive Covenants?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Heatherwood Holdings, LLC v. HGC, Inc. (In re Heatherwood Holdings, LLC), 746 F.3d 1206 (11th Cir. 2014) – A chapter 11 debtor owned property that had always been used as a golf course and club. When it requested that...more

Boyz In the Agrihood: Planned Communities Trade Golf Courses for Working Farms

I don't play golf. I like golf, I'll go out and hit around with friends or colleagues, but I don't "play golf". To me, playing golf means 18 holes on a weekend, maybe 36, and perhaps a round or two during the week. No, I...more

Implied Restrictive Covenant Prevents Conversion of Golf Course to Residential Lots

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A federal court of appeals held that a golf course was encumbered by an implied restrictive covenant, preventing the foreclosing lender from selling the golf course for residential development. The U.S. Court of Appeals for...more

Pennsylvania Tavern Games Licenses

At the end of 2013, Act 90 was passed into law. Act 90 allows certain liquor license holders to have tavern games in their establishment. If you currently have a Restaurant, Hotel, Privately Owned Public Golf Course, or...more

Restructuring The Private Club

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Private golf clubs are facing a tidal wave of challenges, from the prolonged economic downturn, to an aging population unable to continue playing the game, to a general decline in demand for golf, to financial hardships...more

Plaintiffs Claim Victory In Sharp Park Case Despite Mixed Record Of Success

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 1, 2013, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order granting, in part, Plaintiffs’ motion for attorneys fees in Wild Equity Institute v. City and County of San Francisco,...more

Tengberg, Celentino, and Bistrow Author Article on Restructuring Private Golf Clubs

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Partners Van A. Tengberg, Christopher Celentino, and Mikel R. Bistrow authored an article in the July 2013 issue of Golf Inc. Monthly titled, “Restructuring the Private Club: How to Deal With Refundable Membership Liability.”...more

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

by Akerman LLP on

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

Federal District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging San Francisco Harmed Endangered Species At Sharp Park

by Nossaman LLP on

In an order issued on December 6, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought by Wild Equity and other plaintiffs alleging violations of the Endangered Species...more

Federal District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging San Francisco Harmed Endangered Species at Sharp Park

by Nossaman LLP on

In an order issued on December 6, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought by Wild Equity and other plaintiffs alleging violations of the Endangered Species...more

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