Md. high court: Church’s fireworks display not liable in death of 4 cows

Farmer sought damages after pyrotechnic display led to death of his cows

A Walkersville church cannot be held strictly liable for essentially scaring to death four of a neighboring dairy farmer’s cows with its lawful fireworks show because such pyrotechnical displays are not an “abnormally dangerous activity,” Maryland’s top court has ruled.

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