February 16, 2021
The California Supreme Court recently granted a petition for review filed by Horvitz & Levy raising an important question about the scope of California’s recreational use immunity statute, which shields property owners from liability for injuries sustained by individuals who enter their property to engage in recreational activities. In Hoffmann v. Young (S266003), the Supreme Court will consider whether an invitation by a non-landowner — here, the landowners’ son — made without the landowners’ knowledge or approval is enough to strip the landowners of immunity under the statute. The Supreme Court’s resolution of this case will determine the scope of landowner liability for a wide range of recreational activities on private and federal land throughout the state.
For more information, or to find out about amicus efforts, contact Dean A. Bochner, Joshua C. McDaniel, or Christopher D. Hu.
After our successful petition for review in Hoffmann, Horvitz & Levy is now counsel of record in eight cases in which the California Supreme Court has granted review. The other seven are:
Boermeester v. Carry (S263180)
Berroteran v. Ford Motor Co. (S259522)
Brown v. USA Taekwondo (S259216)
Gonzales v. San Gabriel Transit (S259027)
Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers v. Superior Court (S259850)
Sandoval v. QualComm Inc. (S252796)
Yahoo! Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (S253593)