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Legal Roundup: 600 Bad Golf Balls Score $5M, SCOTUS Hears Case On Prayer At The 50 Yard Line And More

 Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 Risk & Insurance

Erik and Athina Tenczar had enough. They owned a home next to Indian Pond Country Club, but after hundreds of golf balls landed on their property and hit their home, they sued the course and the home builder.

The Tenczars tallied a total of 651 balls on their property, some of which broke windows.

‘The couple’s home is at the bend of a severe leftward curve in the course. So golfers seeking to ‘cut the dogleg’ would regularly blast off the tee in hopes of clearing a tree line — but end up hitting the home instead,’ reported Yahoo! News.

The family reached a settlement with home construction firm Spectrum Building, but the case against the Massachusetts country club proceeded to a jury trial in Plymouth County Superior Court.

Scorecard: The jury sided with the couple and awarded the Tenczars $4.93 million.

Takeaway: ‘Indian Pond Country Club was at fault for not protecting the couple’s home from a constant barrage of bad golfing,’ reported Yahoo! News.