• Let’s Make A Deal: Immunity For Water Management Districts In Exchange For Use Of Land
  • October 28, 2014 | Authors: Leonard J. Dietzen; Brian Hayden
  • Law Firm: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association - Tallahassee Office
  • Florida’s five water management districts (“Districts”) together own approximately 2.7 million acres of land. To protect Districts from liability for injuries occurring on these lands, the Florida Legislature enacted Section 373.1395, Florida Statutes, commonly referred to as the recreational use immunity statute. This statute generally protects Districts from liability for injuries occurring on land made available to the public for recreational purposes.