ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the deaths of four cows at a Maryland dairy farm in 2012 cannot be blamed on fireworks set off at a church's nearby youth event.

The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1Rsess9 ) reports that farmer Andrew Toms was unable to recoup $13,000 in the lawsuit against Calvary Assembly of God Inc.

Toms says the 250 discharged fireworks created such loud noises that they caused a stampede in his barn in Walkersville, resulting in injuries to cattle, property damage, disposal costs and lost milk revenue. He says he had to euthanize four of the injured cows.

The court ruled that lawful fireworks displays are not an abnormally dangerous activity because of regulations that are already in place.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com