Other Voices

Pertinent articles by other professionals in the field

HOW TO PUT TEETH IN YOUR VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT

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By William W. Ballinger
       Attorney at Law

What does your current vacation rental agreement look like?  Is it a lease agreement, or one that has been pasted together from various online sources? If so, you are putting yourself and your property at risk.

INTRODUCTION

The short-term vacation rental business is growing by leaps and bounds. The industry has expanded to include not only professional vacation managers, but private homeowners who recognize the benefits of renting out their second homes or rooms in their residences to create additional income for themselves.

Waivers and Persons-with-Disabilities: Do the Same Rules Apply?

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By Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton

 One positive development in the world of sports in the last two decades has been the substantial increase in opportunities available for persons with disabilities to engage in active recreational activities and competitions. But during that time there have been few cases addressing the enforceability of waiver-of-liability agreements, when activity or competition involved persons with disabilities. This has raised the question of whether in such cases courts will apply the same rules regarding waivers,

Risk Management Audit at Heart of Rope-Climbing Lawsuit

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Dr. John Wolohan, an authority on sport law and liability, examined a recent case in which a college employee was seriously injured when she fell from a climbing wall. The college had hired a risk management company to inspect the facility and evaluate their risk management program. The injured party filed suit against the risk management company because they failed to identify and recommend correction of the risk. Dr. Wolohan clarifies the liability of the company in this article published in AthleticBusiness.com.

Drafting Waiver Agreements for Use in Wisconsin: It’s Not Getting Any Easier

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Alexander (Sandie) Pendleton

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has issued a decision that has implications for all businesses and organizations that use waiver agreements in Wisconsin.  In Brooten v. Hickok Rehabilation Services (issued April 30, 2013, recommended for publication), the court of appeals held void a waiver agreement that had been signed by an individual who joined a health club,

Releases and Related Issues: Revisited (Part 1)

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By Charles R. Gregg and Catherine Hansen-Stamp ©2012*

I am pleased to be able to run this great article on waivers and releases by two of the leading adventure law attorneys. I am breaking it into two parts which will run in consecutive weeks. It is Reprinted from The CampLine by permission of the American Camp Association and the authors.

 

Part I

Introduction

Camp managers and camp families appear to understand the significance of an agreement in which the camp seeks protection from certain claims.

Bike Shop Risk Management Concerns -Part 6

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Part 6 of a 6 Part Series

This series is specifically aimed at the needs of Bike Shops, however much of it holds true for many other sport-related businesses. The first five articles are written by Scott Chapin who has 15 years of experience in insurance and specializes in insurance for Bike Shops.  He is with RJF,
a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company located in Minneapolis. This final article is written by Alexander Pendleton,

Bike Shop Risk Management Concerns -Part 3

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Part 3 of a 6 Part Series

This series is specifically aimed at the needs of Bike Shops, however much of it holds true for many other sport-related businesses. The first five articles are written by Scott Chapin has 15 years of experience in insurance and specializes in insurance for Bike Shops.  He is with RJF,
a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company located in Minneapolis.

Protecting Your Retail Bike Shop from Private-Labeled Part Liability[1]
by Scott Chapin
RJF,

Club Polo: Do Relationships Prevent Lawsuits and Make Waivers Unnecessary?

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By Corinna Charlton, Charlton Equine Law

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Corinna for this contribution to SportWaiver.com. She is an equine attorney in San Francisco. This article originally ran in her blog, http://ribbonsandredtape.blogspot.com/ on June  7, 2012.

“It’s the Friends that make us Nervous!”

My younger brother Collin (shown in the photo) is a polo superstar; he has gone to numerous interscholastic and intercollegiate national polo finals,

Expert Witness: Teaching Gymnastics On Macadam

By Tom Bowler

Gymnastics can be a high risk activity in physical education.  Some school districts have eliminated this curriculum area because of potential liability associated with it.   I was retained in 2007 as the expert witness for the plaintiff child in a physical education class involving gymnastics.

Fact Pattern:  The plaintiff was an eleven year old female enrolled in a mandatory fifth grade physical education class in a public school.  The curriculum area was gymnastics,