Local Government Is Granted Summary Judgment In Negligence Case Involving A Swimmer’s Exposure To A Deadly Amoeba

The Indiana Court of Appeals held on June 19, 2017 that a southern Indiana county and its parks and recreation and health departments did not owe a duty to a man who contracted a deadly infection while at a county park; reversing the denial of summary judgment to the governmental entities.  

Matthew Hinkle and John Maurovich represented The Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department: Daviess-Martin County Joint Parks and Recreation Department, et al v. Estate of Waylon W. Abel, 77 N.E. 3d 1280 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017)