Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the 10th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course. This event, put on by the Texas State Bar, is a continuing education event for attorneys. My task was to provide an overview of limited liability statutes in Texas. Three statutes (Recreational Use Statute, Agritourism Act, and Farm Animal liability Act) offer limited liability to Texas landowners if the requirements are met. It is critical that Texas landowners be aware of these statutes and seek to comply to protect their operations in the event that someone is injured on the property.
As part of my presentation, I prepared a paper that walks through each of these three statutes. Fair warning, it was written for attorneys, so it may leave everyone else bored to tears. But with that disclaimer, if you are interested in reading my paper, click here.