A Long Island golfer did not have a legal duty to yell "fore" before taking a shot that blinded a friend and fellow-physician in one eye, a divided New York state appeals court has ruled. The court held that Anoop Kapoor could not be held liable to Azad Anand for ignoring one of the "universally recognized" customs of golf before he shanked a ball into Anand's left eye. The decision represents a refinement, if not an overturning, of a line of court precedents that deal with golfing accidents.
Golfer Had No Legal Duty to Yell 'Fore' Before Shot, Split Panel Finds
New York Law Journal
April 28, 2009