Carlson v. Town of South KingstownAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff filed a negligence action against the Town of South Kingstown stemming from an injury she sustained at a Town-owned park while she was a spectator at a little league baseball game. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that the Town was negligent in maintaining the park. The superior court granted summary judgment in favor of the Town, concluding that the Recreational Use Statute (RUS) barred Plaintiff’s suit. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the hearing justice (1) did not err by applying the RUS to Plaintiff’s case; (2) did not err in refusing to apply the Minn. Stat. 32-6-5(a)(1) exception to the RUS to Plaintiff’s claim; and (3) properly applied the RUS in granting the Town’s motion for summary judgment.