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.
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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