This case thoroughly reviews the meaning of several

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incidents as they happen or popular activities more or less common to the area. This case thoroughly reviews the meaning of several key words including recreation (al), nature, and outdoors using multiple dictionary sources including Universal Abridged and Collegiate dictionaries. These terms play critical roles and are almost as important as the previous rulings and actual actions in question. Issues: Issue 1: Whether, the University of Texas Arlington was grossly negligent in securing the gate with a chain and lock it knew to be inadequate and in failing to maintain the gate and repair its broken latch? Issue 2: Whether the recreational use statute did or did not apply to Sandra Williams because was or was not engaged in a recreational activity at the time of the accident? Holdings: Issue 1: Yes. The University of Texas Arlington was found grossly negligent because the claim is entirely surrounded by the recreational use statute is imprecise and uncertain in its meaning with varying inclusions across several cases, “and the Legislature has instructed that a statutory waiver of immunity must be clear and unambiguous in order to be effective” (Arlington v. Williams, 459 S.W.3d 48 (2015).
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Issue 2: No. Sandra Williams was not engaged in recreational activity. The statute only applies to recreational uses, which the statute defines through a non-exclusive list of included activities.
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  • Spring '14
  • gross negligence, Sandra Williams

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