Thursday, May 5, 2011

Injured ATV Owner Now Owns Abandoned Arkansas Amusement Park

Dogpatch USA was a theme park in Arkansas for years, but closed in 1993.  Back in 2005, an ATV rider hit a tension wire run between two trees and sued the owners of the park.  He won, but, as they were otherwise judgment-proof, he ended up as the proud owner of the park.  All sorts of interesting issues about trespassers as plaintiffs, etc.

--BC

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It's strange how a plaintiff can end up owning the property that caused them injury. Let's hope the injured victim can keep it up better than it's previous owner.

Posted by: Wade Coye | May 5, 2011 1:43:59 PM

It isn't all that strange if we go back to early law. This recalls the Roman practice of noxae deditio. If your ox gored a man, you gave him the ox. If your slave injured a man, you gave him the slave.

Posted by: Bill Poser | May 6, 2011 10:16:52 AM

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