Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Irony of Immunity Laws

Civil liability immunity laws are, ostensibly, created to benefit the community, by relieving certain “classes” of individuals or segments of the economy from the threat of liability and to encourage commerce and recreational participation.

Over the years, Wisconsin has expanded immunity laws tremendously as the following demonstrates:

895.475 Safety Inspection or Advisory Services 895.497 Child Safety Restraint Safety Services 895.527 Sports Shooting Range Activities 895.48 Emergency Medical Care 895.506 Obesity Claims 895.529 Trespassers 895.4802 Hazardous Materials 895.51 Donations of Food or Emergency Household Products 895.53 Tests for Intoxication 895.4803 Paternity Information 895.512 Access to Toilets 895.54 Notification of Release 895.481 Equine Activities 895.514 HIRSP 895.55 Oil Discharge Control 895.482 Ski Patrol Members 895.515 Equipment or Technology Donations 895.555 Anhydrous Ammonia 895.483 Emergency Response Teams And Sponsoring Agencies 895.517 Solid Waste Donation or Sale 895.56 DOT Handling of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil 895.485 Foster and Family-Operated Group Home Parents 895.52 Recreational Activities 895.57 Unauthorized Release of Animals 895.486 Insurance Fraud Reports 895.523 School Recreational Activities 895.58 Use of Special Waste Under Public Works Contracts 895.487 Employment References 895.524 Agricultural Tourism Activity 895.61 Asbestos …
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