Hayes v. City of PlummerAnnotate this Case
On September 17, 2011, Martin Hayes was seriously injured after stumbling on uneven ground hidden by grass while attending his grandson’s Pop Warner football game at the Plummer School Park, which was owned by the City of Plummer. Hayes did not pay any fee or admission to enter the Park. Hayes filed a premises liability claim against the City for his injuries. In turn, the City filed a motion for summary judgment on the basis that the City was entitled to a limit on liability under Idaho’s Recreational Use Statute. The district court granted the City’s motion. Hayes appealed. After review, the Supreme Court agreed with the district court's analysis that the Recreational Use Statute provided limited liability protection because the City did not receive "compensation" or "charge" for use of the land upon which Hayes was injured.