Reddington v. Beefeaters Tables, Inc

In Reddington v. Beefeaters Tables, Inc., 72 Wis. 2d 119, 240 N.W.2d 363 (1976), an eleven-year-old boy was injured while on a restaurant's property. Although the restaurant was not open, the boy was attracted to the area by a rock garden, colored lights and a bridge. See id. at 122. The court held that as a matter of law, the young boy was not a trespasser. See id. The court explained that the restaurant's continued operation was dependent upon attracting customers to the premises and that the intriguing display area "could have no purpose but to attract the public to the premises to inspect the garden and, it was hoped, to dine at the restaurant." Id. at 123.