NJ Supreme Court Rules on Errant Shots


The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that an errant golf shot that injures another player does not constitute grounds for a lawsuit. The court ruled that reckless or intentional conduct must occur in which the person could foresee their actions may cause damage to others.
In a unanimous decision the court said, 'Even for an experienced golfer, the course a golf ball takes is often unpredictable through no conscious fault of the golfer.'
The decision reverses a state appeals court ruling that golfers could be held liable for injuries to other players even if the injuries occurred during the normal course of play.
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