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Summary Judgment Granted in Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case Involving a Soccer Field

November 30, 2016

Summary judgment granted in a case where plaintiff claimed he sustained severe injuries after he tripped and fell over a hole while playing soccer on a field owned by our public entity client.  Plaintiff alleged that the hole constituted a dangerous condition of public property under Government Code § 835.  We moved for summary judgment pursuant to Government Code § 831.7 immunizing a public entity from allegations of dangerous condition of public property where a plaintiff is injured while engaged in a hazardous recreational activity.  The Court found that soccer is a hazardous recreational activity and granted our motion, disposing of the case.