Case Law Index Agritourism

January 1, 1985 – March 1, 2011

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Agritourism that were decided between the dates listed above.  The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.

 

 

 

FIRST CIRCUIT

Zuckerman v. Coastal Camps, Inc., 716 F.Supp.2d 23, 2010 WL 2301145 (D. Me. 2010) (Maine Equine Activities Act)  Text

Family Winemakers of Ca. v. Jenkins, 592 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2010) (wine statute violated the Commerce Clause)  Text


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Town of New Paltz, 725 F.Supp.2d 311, 2010 WL 2869763 (N.D. N.Y. 2010) (zoning issues for a winery)  Text

Arnold’s Wines, Inc. v. Boyle, 571 F.3d 185 (2d Cir. 2009) (N.Y.’s alcohol scheme was permissible under the 21st Amendment)  Text


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

Estate of Creek v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., No. 06-701, 2008 WL 1752236 (W.D. Pa. April 14, 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text

Vorhes v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., No. 06-1130, 2008 WL 794460 (W.D. Pa. Mar. 24, 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

Western World Ins. Co. v. Wilkie, No. 5:06-CV-64-H (3), 2007 WL 3256947(E.D.N.C. Nov. 02, 2007) (insurance coverage)

U.S. Dept. of Labor v. North Carolina Growers Ass’n. 377 F.3d 345 (4th Cir. 2004) (Christmas tree farms and labor)  Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

Siesta Vill. Mkt. LLC v. Steen, 595 F.3d 249 (5th Cir. 2010) (state limitation on out-of-state alcohol sales did not violate Commerce Clause)  Text

M.J. Farms, Ltd. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 593 F. Supp. 2d 907 (W.D. La. 2008) (baiting leased hunting areas)  Text

Davis Mountains Trans-Pecos Heritage Ass’n. v. Federal Aviation Admin., 116 Fed.Appx. 3 (5th Cir. 2004) (eco-tourism, hunting leases, and takings)  Text

Harlan v. Frazier, 635 F. Supp. 718 (W.D. La. 1986), aff’d, 811 F.2d 601 (5th Cir. 1987), aff’d, 811 F.2d 601 (5th Cir. 1987) (immunity of recreational land owner)   Text


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Cherry Hill Vineyards v. Lilly, 553 F.3d 423 (6th Cir. 2008) (state statute regulating small wineries violated Commerce Clause)  Text

Lawson v. Dutch Heritage Farms, Inc., 502 F.Supp.2d 698 (N.D. Ohio 2007) (negligence)  Text

Chao v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, 375 F.3d 393 (6th Cir. 2004) (dude ranches and regulations)  Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Chapman v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, No. 1:06-cv-0848-JDT-TAB, 2007 WL 3334862(S.D. Ind. Nov. 08, 2007) (recreational use statute)

Schneider v. County of Will, State of Illinois, 190 F.Supp.2d 1082 (N.D.Ill. 2002) (Bed & Breakfast and zoning)  Text

Ansick v. Hillenbrand Indus., Inc., 933 F. Supp. 773 (S.D. Ind. 1996) (guest’s action against owner of recreational farm)   Text


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

Greika v. U.S., 281 Fed. Appx. 631, 2008 WL 2388897 (8th Cir. June 13, 2008) (recreational use statute)


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Ellwood v. United States, No. 07-6225-TC, 2009 WL 3125480 (D. Or. Sept. 25, 2009) (recreational use statute)

U.S. v. Park, 536 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2008) (violation of scenic easement)  Text

Cleveland v. U.S., 546 F.Supp.2d 732 (N.D. Cal. 2008) (recreational use statute)

Spoklie v. Montana, 411 F.3d 1051 (9th Cir. 2005) (challenge to state ballot initiative that eliminated fee shooting of alternative livestock)   Text

King v. CJM Country Stables, 315 F.Supp.2d 1061 (D. Haw. 2004) (Recreational Use statute)  Text

Racine v. United States, 858 F.2d 506 (9th Cir. 1988) (holding that scenic easement did not preclude construction of dude ranch)   Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

Sherer v. U.S. Forest Serv., 727 F.Supp.2d 1080 (D. Colo July 22, 2010) (fees for use of federal recreational forestland)  Text

Carden v. Kelly, 175 F.Supp.2d 1318 (D. Wyo. 2001) (dude ranches and personal injury)  Text

Carden v. Kelly, 175 F. Supp. 2d 1318 (D. Wyo. 2001) (horseback rider’s action for injuries)   Text

Street. v. Darwin Ranch, Inc., 75 F. Supp. 2d 1296 (D. Wyo. 1999) (horse rider’s action against dude ranch operator)   Text

Sulzen ex rel. Holton v. United States, 54 F. Supp. 2d 1212 (D. Utah 1999) (alleged failure to keep the area safe and failure to warn of a dangerous condition)   Text

Cooperman v. David, 23 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (D. Wyo. 1998), aff’d, 214 F.3d 1162 (10th Cir. 2000) (“inherent risk” under state recreational safety act)

Shipman v. Boething Treeland Farms, Inc., 77 Cal. App. 4th 1424 (Cal. Ct. App. 2000) disapproved of by Klein v. United States, 235 P.3d 42 (Cal. 2010) (duty of due care to trespasser under recreational use statute)   Text

Harrold v. Rolling J Ranch, 19 Cal. App. 4th 578 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993) (negligence action against resort and riding stable)  Text

Galardi v. Seahorse Riding Club, 16 Cal. App. 4th 817 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993) (personal injury action against riding club)  Text

Guido v. Koopman, 1 Cal. App. 4th 837 (Cal. Ct. App. 1991) (suit against horseback riding instructor for injuries)  Text

County of Sonoma v. Rex, 231 Cal. App. 3d 1289 (Cal. Ct. App. 1991) (commercial bed and breakfast inn on agricultural land)  Text

Charpentier v. Von Geldern, 191 Cal. App. 3d 101(Cal. Ct. App. 1987) (recreational trespasser’s action for injuries)  Text


 

TAX COURT

Baldwin v. C.I.R. 2002 WL 1377741 (T.C. 2002) (taxation for summer camp)


 

ALABAMA

Jones v. Sherrell, — So.3d —-, 2010 WL 2465468 (Ala. Civ. App. 2010) (dissolution of a partnership operating a pumpkin patch)  Text

Alabama Dep’t of Revenue v. Nat’l Peanut Festival Ass’n, 11 So.3d 821 (Ala. Civ. App. 2008) (tax exemption for agricultural fair)  Text

Lilya v. Greater Gulf State Fair, Inc., 855 So.2d 1049 (Ala. 2003) (liability of fair operator – duty to warn)  Text


 

ARKANSAS

Delancy v. Arkansas, 151 S.W.3d 301 (Ark. 2004) (injunction requiring rancher to slaughter elk herd)   Text


 

CALIFORNIA

Pendergrass v. Diamond Bar & Circle K Horse Rentals, No. B219081, 2010 WL 3387541 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 30, 2010) (assumption of risk bars claim against stable by customer who was thrown from horse)  Text

Levinson v. Owens, 98 Cal. Rptr.3d 779 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) (no breach of duty in horse riding accident at ranch)  Text

Vail Lake Rancho Cal., LLC v. Sundance Intern., LP, 2006 WL 1633858 (Cal. Ct. App. June 14, 2006) (recreational use easement)

Miller v. Weitzen, 133 Cal.App.4th 732 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (recreational use statute)  Text

Bronco Wine Co. v. Jolly, 95 P.3d 422 (Cal. 2004) (liability for cider producers)  Text


 

COLORADO

Clyncke v. Waneka, 157 P.3d 1072 (Colo. 2007) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries)  Text

Heil Valley Ranch, Inc. v. Simkin, 784 P.2d 781 (Colo. 1989) (horseback rider’s action to recover damages against ranch)  Text

Simkin v. Heil Valley Ranch, Inc., 765 P.2d 582 (Colo. Ct. App. 1988), rev’d, 784 P.2d 781 (Colo. 1989) (release agreement does not preclude suit against ranch)  Text


 

CONNECTICUT

Reilly v. Leasure, No. FSTCV085009675S, 2010 WL 4611891 (Conn. Oct. 22, 2010) (negligence action after horse kick)

Alexson v. White Mem’l Found., Inc., No. CV075002299, 2008 WL 803423 (Conn. Super. Ct. Mar. 05, 2008) (recreational use statute)

Gresczyk v. Landis, 2006 WL 1644545 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2006) (golf courses and Agritourism)

Zanette v. Planning & Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 2006 WL 3316770 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stands and zoning)

Abrams v. Jones, 2005 WL 1331232 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2005) (liability for apple cider)

Messina v. Fifty Acres, LLC, 2004 WL 945058 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2004) (farm stands and zoning)

Mitchell v. Newton Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 314 94 56, 1994 WL 668123 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 22, 1994) (cease and desist order precluding roadside selling of farm produce is invalid)


 

GEORGIA

Georgia Power Co. v. Jones, 626 S.E.2d 554 (Ga. Ct. App. 2006) (Bed & Breakfast and condemnation)  Text

Bridges Farm, Inc. v. Blue, 472 S.E.2d 465 (Ga. Ct. App. 1996), aff’d in part, rev’d in part sub nom. Bridges Farms, Inc. v. Blue, 480 S.E.2d 598 (Ga. 1997), vacated, 488 S.E.2d 130 (Ga. Ct. App. 1997) (farm visitor’s action for injuries against farm owner)  Text

Smoky, Inc. v. McCray, 396 S.E.2d 794 (Ga. Ct. App. 1990) (negligence action against ranch)  Text


 

HAWAI’I

Pono v. Molokai Ranch, Ltd., 194 P.3d 1126 (Haw. Ct. App. 2008) (ranch’s campgrounds in violation of county zoning ordinance)  Text

Courbat v. Dahana Ranch, Inc., 141 P.3d 427 (Haw. 2006) (waiver)  Text

Geiger v. Hawai’i County Planning Com’n, 125 P.3d 1060 (Table) (Haw. 2005) (zoning for agritourism)

In re Waiola O Molokai, Inc., 83 P.3d 664 (Haw. 2004) (water rights for a “working ranch”)  Text


 

IDAHO

Rammell v. Idaho Dep’t of Agric., 210 P.3d 523 (Idaho 2009) (validity of regulations imposing fees on domestic cervidae)  Text


 

ILLINOIS

Smith v. Lane, 832 N.E.2d 947 (Ill. App. Ct. 2005) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries)  Text

Kush v. Wentworth, 790 N.E.2d 912 (Ill. App. Ct. 2003) (The Animal Control Act and personal injury)   Text

Phillips v. Cmty. Ctr. Found. & Children’s Farm, 606 N.E.2d 447 (Ill. App. Ct. 1992) (personal injury action against owner of educational farm)  Text

Lane v. Titchenel, 562 N.E.2d 1194 (Ill. App. Ct. 1990 (defining recreational purposes; landowner’s immunity)  Text

Mitchell v. Waddell, 544 N.E.2d 1261 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (recreational user’s action to recover for injuries)  Text

Knor v. Madison County, 502 N.E.2d 1063 (Ill. App. Ct. 1986) (dispute over permit to establish gun club in agricultural district)  Text


 

INDIANA

Westfield Companies v. Knapp, 804 N.E.2d 1270 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004) (farm stands and insurance)  Text

Forrest v. Gilley, 570 N.E.2d 934 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991) (personal injury suit against horse owner)  Text


 

IOWA

Meduna v. City of Crescent, No. 07-1919, 2008 WL 5234316 (Iowa Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2008) (bed and breakfast did not violate city zoning ordinance)  Text


 

KANSAS

Corbet v. Bd. of Shawnee County Comm’rs, 783 P.2d 1310 (Kan. Ct. App. 1989) (hunting preserve on property zoned agricultural)  Text


 

KENTUCKY

Moore v. Stills, 307 S.W.3d 71 (Ky. 2010) (recreational use statute barred adverse possession claim)  Text

Kentucky v. Looper, 294 S.W.3d 39 (Ky. Ct. App. 2009) (violation of state law preventing importation of Cervidae animal family)   Text

Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning & Zoning Com’n v. Romero, 250 S.W.3d 355 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008) (Zoning – Bed & Breakfast)  Text

Mason v. Berea Independent School Dist. Finance Corp., No. 2006-CA-002061-MR, 2007 WL 2998510 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct.12, 2007) (recreational use statute – protection of adjacent land owner)  Text

Baker v. McIntosh, 132 S.W.3d 230, (2004) (animal liability)  Text

Keogh v. Woodford County Bd. of Adjustments, 243 S.W.3d 369 (Ky. Ct. App. 2007) (zoning for bed and breakfast)  Text

Coursey v. Westvaco Corp., 790 S.W.2d 229 (Ky. 1990) (application of the recreational use statute)   Text


 

LOUISIANA

Reid v. Sweetwater Campground, Ranch & Stables, No. 2010 CA 0502, 2010 WL 4273092 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2010) (tort immunity as a “farm animal activity sponsor”)   Text

Everett v. State Farm & Cas. Ins. Co., 37 So.3d 456 (La. Ct. App. 2010) (injury sustained while riding horse by agritourist)  Text

Everett v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 37 So.3d 456, 2010 WL 1170202 (La. Ct. App. 2010) (damages from horseback riding accident)  Text

Luther v. Turner, 901 So.2d 1217 (La. Ct. App. 2005) (hunting lease)  Text

LeBlanc v. Hayes, 827 So.2d 611 (La. Ct. App. 2002) (Recreational Use statutes)  Text

Cooper v. Cooper, 786 So.2d 240 (La. Ct. App. 2001) (Recreational Use statutes)  Text

Johnson v. City of Morgan City, 787 So. 2d 326 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (immunity under recreational use statutes)  Text

Reed v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co., 741 So. 2d 1285 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (hunting club officer’s immunity under Recreational Use Statutes)  Text

Florice v. Brown, 679 So. 2d 501 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (injuries in horseback riding accident)  Text

Ward v. Hermitage Ins. Co., 671 So. 2d 1229 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (suit against hunting club)  Text

Dear v. Crosby Chemicals, Inc., 670 So. 2d 775 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (landowner’s protection under recreational use statutes)  Text

Matherne v. Cheramie, 664 So. 2d 130 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (immunity under recreational use statute)  Text

Lewis v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 654 So. 2d 883 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (action against fishing camp’s owner)  Text

Johnson v. Lloyd’s of London, 653 So. 2d 226 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (hunting club was “owner” rather that user)  Text

Dartez v. W. World Ins. Co., Inc., 569 So. 2d 1089 (La. Ct. App. 1990), writ denied sub nom., 572 So. 2d 96 (La. 1991) (action against hunting club)  Text


 

MARYLAND

Pahanish v. W. Trails, Inc., 517 A.2d 1122 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1986) (negligence action against owner of riding stable)  Text


 

MASSACHUSETTS

Wright v. Patriakeas, No. 298839, 2010 WL 3385565 (Mass. Land. Ct. Aug. 27, 2010) (pony-riding business was considered agricultural use and was thus exempted from obtaining special permit)

Town of Uxbridge ex rel. Girouard v. Vecchione, 21 Mass.L.Rptr. 307, (Mass. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stands and zoning)

DiGiovanni v. Gulberg, 2005 WL 1593608 (Mass. Land Ct. 2005) (farm stands and zoning)

Volandre v. Opdyke, 2005 WL 2095727 (Mass. Land Ct. 2005) (riding school and zoning)

Bateman v. Board of Appeals of Georgetown, 775 N.E.2d 1276 (Mass. App. Ct. 2002) (riding academy and zoning)  Text

Powers v. Mukpo, 97-4891, 1999 WL 818062 (Mass. Super. Ct. Sept. 27, 1999) (personal injuries action by horseback rider)

Town of Natick v. Modern Cont’l Const., CIV.A. 96-03843-J, 1998 WL 517698 (Mass. Super. Ct. Mar. 27, 1998) (alleged violation of zoning requirements by operating a restaurant on farm premises)


 

MICHIGAN

Milan Twp. v. Jaworski, No. 2404442003, WL 22872141 (Mich. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2003) (hunting preserve is a farming operation)

Village of Rothbury v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, Inc., 2004 WL 1837835 (Mich. Ct. App. 2004) (zoning)

Ellsworth v. Highland Lakes Dev. Associates, 498 N.W.2d 5 (Mich. Ct. App. 1993) (landowner’s immunity under recreational land use statute)  Text

Witbeck v. Bill Cody’s Ranch Inn, 411 N.W.2d 439 (Mich. 1987) (personal injury action against dude ranch)  Text


 

MINNESOTA

Hanson v. N. J&B Enters., Inc., No. A08-0413, 2009 WL 234104 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 3, 2009) (waiver of liability with horse rental)  Text

Lentz v. Zerebko, No. WC08-187, 2008 WL 5423934 (Minn. Workers’ Comp. Ct. App. Dec. 9, 2008) (death of petting zoo worker)

Razink v. Krutzig, 746 N.W.2d 644 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text

Wickoren v. Ranch, C9-92-2528, 1993 WL 173862 (Minn. Ct. App. May 25, 1993) (horseback rider’s action against ranch)

Johnson Bros. Wholesale Liquor Co. v. Comm’r of Revenue, 402 N.W.2d 791 (Minn. 1987) (constitutionality of state wine excise tax)  Text


 

MISSOURI

Foster v. St. Louis County, 239 S.W.3d 599 (Mo. 2007) (recreational use statute)  Text

State ex rel. Young v. Wood, 254 S.W.3d 871 (Mo. June 10, 2008) (recreational use statute – hunting)  Text


 

MONTANA

Buhmann v. Montana, 201 P.3d 70 (Mont. 2008) (takings claim; prohibition on fee shooting at alternative livestock game farms)  Text

Kafka v. Mont. Dep’t of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, 201 P.3d 8 (Mont. 2008) (takings claim; prohibition on game farms for fees to shoot alternative animals)  Text

McDermott v. Carie, LLC, 124 P.3d 168 (Mont. 2005) (dude ranch and personal injury)  Text

Weitz v. Montana Dep’t. of Natural Res. & Conservation, 943 P.2d 990 (Mont. 1997) (alleged violation of Recreational Use Act)  Text


 

NEBRASKA

Dykes v. Scotts Bluff County Agr. Soc., Inc., 617 N.W.2d 817 (Neb. 2000) (holding that viewing livestock at county fair is not “recreational purpose”)  Text

Brown v. Wilson, 567 N.W.2d 124 (Neb. 1997) (application of state recreation liability act)  Text

Holden By & Through Holden v. Schwer, 495 N.W.2d 269 (Neb. 1993) (landowner’s protection under recreation liability act)  Text

Kaiser v. W. R/C Flyers, Inc., 477 N.W.2d 557 (Neb. 1991) (nuisance action against model airplane club)  Text


 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Carter v. Concord General Mut. Ins. Co., 924 A.2d 411 (N.H. 2007) (hayrides and personal injury)  Text

Tausanovitch v. Town of Lyme, 722 A.2d 914 (N.H. 1998) (construction of bed and breakfast in rural zoning district)  Text

Wright v. Loon Mountain Recreation Corp., 663 A.2d 1340 (N.H. 1995) (rider’s action for injuries against equestrian center)  Text


 

NEW JERSEY

Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Ctr., 1 A.3d 618 (N.J. 2010) (injuries sustained by customer of equestrian facility were cause by inherent risk)  Text

Lackland and Lackland v. Readington Tp., 2005 WL 3074714 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 2005) (agriculture zoning)


 

NEW YORK

Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Donovan, 74 A.D.3d 1594 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010) (winery did not fit under the definition of agriculture)  Text

Morales v. Coram Materials Corp., 853 N.Y.S.2d 611 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text

Finnocchiaro v. Napolitano, 52 A.D.3d 463 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 June 03, 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text

Jones v. Lei-Ti Too, LLC, 846 N.Y.S.2d 826 (N.Y. App. Div. 4 2007) (recreational use statute)  Text

Twomey v. Rosenthal. 52 A.D.3d 693 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 June 17, 2008) (recreational use)  Text

Olson v. Brunner, 261 A.D.2d 922 (N.Y. App. Div. 1999) (wrongful death action against landowner by survivors of hunter)  Text

Irish v. Deep Hollow Ltd., 251 A.D.2d 293 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998) (horseback rider’s action against ranch)  Text

Filson v. Cold River Trail Rides Inc., 242 A.D.2d 775 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (action against wilderness horseback riding excursion)  Text

Sauberan v. Ohl, 239 A.D.2d 891 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (action for injuries sustained in hunting accident)  Text

Rzeczkowski v. Kowalczik, 237 A.D.2d 342 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (dispute over immunity under recreational use statute)  Text

Elbert v. J.F.V. Enter. Co., 234 A.D.2d 413 (N.Y. App. Div. 1996) (denying horseback rider’s action to recover for personal injuries)  Text

Gough by Rousseau v. County of Dutchess, 638 N.Y.S.2d 290 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1996) (duty to keep premises safe for hiking)  Text

Town of Southampton v. Equus Associates, Ltd., 615 N.Y.S.2d 714 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994) (holding that raising, training and selling polo ponies constitutes “agricultural production”)  Text

Morrelli v. Giordano, 206 A.D.2d 464 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994) (denying personal injury claim against owner of corral)  Text

Reid by Reid v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., 189 A.D.2d 954 (N.Y. App. Div. 1993) (farm owner’s immunity)  Text

Testani v. Northshore Equestrian Ctr., Inc., 595 N.Y.S.2d 653 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1992) (denying landowners protection under recreational use statute)  Text

Town of Sullivan v. Strauss, 567 N.Y.S.2d 921 (N.Y. App. Div. 1991) (holding that commercial field hunting is not a permitted agricultural use)  Text

DiMaria v. Coordinated Ranches, Inc., 138 A.D.2d 445 (N.Y. App. Div. 1988) (action for personal injuries against dude ranch)  Text

Klump v. Bowman, 117 A.D.2d 857 (N.Y. App. Div. 1986) (personal injury action against owner of “pick your own” apple farm)  Text

Morell v. Peekskill Ranch, Inc., 476 N.E.2d 645 (N.Y. 1985) (personal injury action against dude ranch)  Text


 

OHIO

Terry v. Sperry, No. 08-MA-227, 2010 WL 1178065 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 23, 2010) (winery not exempt from zoning regulations)  Text

Brennan v. Schappacher, No. CA2008-09-231, 2009 WL 501639, 2009 -Ohio- 927 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 2, 2009) (injuries sustained during hayride; assumption of risk; negligent assumption of risk)  Text

Merino v. Salem Hunting Club, No. 07 CO 16, 2008 WL 5124549 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2008) (damages from hunting club)  Text

Konesky v. Wood Cty. Agricultural Soc., 844 N.E.2d 408 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (assumption of risk)  Text

Kayatin v. Petro, 2007 WL 209988 (Ohio Ct. App. 2007) (nature trails)  Text

Burya v. Lake Metroparks Bd. of Park Comm’rs, 2006 WL 2798294 (Ohio Ct. App. 2006) (hayrides and personal injury)  Text

McGuire v. Jewett, 2005-Ohio-4214, 2005 WL 1940368 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (horse-drawn buggy rides and personal injury)  Text

Swartzentruber v. Wee-K Corp., 690 N.E.2d 941 (Ohio Ct. App. 1997) (horseback rider’s action for injuries against stable)  Text

Columbia Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals v. Otis, 663 N.E.2d 377 (Ohio Ct. App. 1995) (haunted hayrides is not an agricultural use of land)

Tanker v. N. Crest Equestrian Ctr., 621 N.E.2d 589 (Ohio Ct. App. 1993) (“release” agreement and liability for horseback rider’s injuries)  Text


 

OREGON

Coleman v. Or. Parks & Recreation Dep’t ex rel. Oregon, 217 P.3d 651 (Or. 2009) (recreational use statute)  Text

Utsey v. Coos County, 32 P.3d 933 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (Recreational Use statutes and zoning)  Text

Craven v. Jackson County, 779 P.2d 1011 (Or. 1989) (winery activity in exclusive farm use zone)  Text


 

PENNSYLVANIA

Schaal v. Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review, 870 A.2d 952 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (agricultural labor and unemployment)  Text

Middletown Tp. v. Lands of Stone, 882 A.2d 1066 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (Open Spaces Land Act and eminent domain)  Text

Header v. Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Bd., 841 A.2d 641 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2004) (agricultural zoning and water)  Text

Huff v. Exeter Tp., 2004 WL 3199568 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. 2004) (recreational zoning)

Wing Pointe Corp. v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Bd., 2002 WL 31899890 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. 2002) (liquor licenses and resorts)

Hydrusko v. County of Monroe, 699 A.2d 828 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1997) (revocation of preferential status of land due to bed and breakfast inn)

In re Appeal of Gunser, 22 Pa. D. & C.4th 193 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1994), aff’d sub nom., Bd. of Sup’rs of Upper Makefield v. Gunser, 677 A.2d 905 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1996) (holding that prohibition of entertainment on haunted hayrides farm was improper)  Text


 

SOUTH CAROLINA

AJG Holdings, LLC v. Dunn, 674 S.E.2d 505 (S.C. Ct. App. 2009) (restrictive covenants that did not allow running of bed and breakfast)  Text


 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Reis v. Miller, 550 N.W.2d 78 (S.D. 1996) (challenging the constitutionality of statute allowing hunting, fishing and trapping on easements)  Text


 

TENNESSEE

Smith v. Phillips, No. M2009-00104-COA-R3-CV, 2010 WL 1221436 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 29, 2010) (horse owner not entitled to immunity under equine activities law)  Text

Hannan v. Alltel Publ’g Co., 270 S.W.3d 1 (Tenn. 2008) (failure to print telephone ad for bed and breakfast)  Text

Mathews v. State, 2005 WL 3479318 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005) (limited liability and recreational use statutes)

Friedli v. Kerr, 2001 WL 177184 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2001) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries)


 

TEXAS

Lee v. Loftin, 277 S.W.3d 519 (Tex. App. 2009) (equine activities statute)  Text

Kirwan v. City of Waco, 249 S.W.3d 544 (Tex. App. 2008) (recreational use statute)  Text

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority v. Pitonyak, 84 S.W.3d 326 (Tex. App. 2002) (Recreational Use statutes and navigable waters)  Text

McMillan v. Parker, 910 S.W.2d 616 (Tex. App. 1995) (state recreational use statute does not apply to social guest)  Text


 

UTAH

Perrine v. Kennecott Min. Corp., 911 P.2d 1290 (Utah 1996) (denying protection to landlord; defining “public”)  Text


 

VERMONT

Follo v. Florindo, 970 A.2d 1230 (Vt. 2009) (fraud and violations of consumer fraud act related to sale of bed and breakfast)  Text

In re Scheiber, 724 A.2d 475 (Vt. 1998) (shooting range on residential and agricultural district property)  Text


 

VIRGINIA

Heublein, Inc. v. Dep’t of Alcoholic Beverage Control of Com. of Va., 376 S.E.2d 77 (Va. 1989) (exemption of in-state farm wineries violated commerce clause)   Text


 

WISCONSIN

Meyer v. Town of Milton, 268 Wis.2d 844 (Wis. Ct. App. 2003) (Agritourism and zoning)

Doane v. Helenville Mut. Ins. Co., 575 N.W.2d 734 (Wis. Ct. App. 1998) (portable ice fishing shanty is not “property” for purposes of recreational immunity law)   Text

Johnson v. Nat’l Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford, 562 N.W.2d 927 (Wis. Ct. App. 1997)(defining “owner” under recreational immunity law)

Slough Creek Properties v. Columbia County, 552 N.W.2d 897 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996) (violation of zoning ordinance by keeping camper trailers and motor home on property zoned as agricultural)

Sievert v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 528 N.W.2d 413 (Wis. 1995) (walking on dock to greet neighbor is not “recreational activity”)  Text

County of Adams v. Romeo, 510 N.W.2d 693 (Wis. Ct. App. 1993), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 528 N.W.2d 418 (Wis. 1995) (“fish-for-a-fee” business is not “agricultural” use of property)  Text

Lee v. Elk Rod & Gun Club, Inc., 473 N.W.2d 581 (Wis. Ct. App. 1991) (personal injury action against hunting and fishing club)  Text

Hall v. Turtle Lake Lions Club, 431 N.W.2d 696 (Wis. Ct. App. 1988) (injuries sustained during agricultural fair; definition of “owner”)  Text


 

WYOMING

Lozier v. Blattland Investments, LLC, 100 P.3d 380 (Wyo. 2004) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights)  Text

Rehnberg v. Hirshberg, 64 P.3d 115 (Wyo. 2003) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights)  Text

Markstein v. Countryside I, L.L.C,  77 P.3d 389 (Wyo. 2003) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights)  Text

Halpern v. Wheeldon, 890 P.2d 562 (Wyo. 1995) (liability under recreation safety act)  Text

County of Adams v. Romeo, 510 N.W.2d 693 (Wis. Ct. App. 1993), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 528 N.W.2d 418 (Wis. 1995) (“fish-for-a-fee” business is not “agricultural” use of property)