Tag Archives: recreation

Admiralty Law: How does it Relate to Recreation Waivers?

029.jpg

 By Doyice Cotten

Black’s Law Dictionary defines Admiralty law (also called Maritime Law) as “that system of law that particularly relates to marine commerce and navigation, to business transacted at sea or relating to navigation, to ships and shipping, to seamen, to the transportation of persons and property by sea, and to marine affairs generally.”

One might ask “What does admiralty law have to do with sport, recreation, and fitness liability waivers?” It is important to understand that admiralty law applies to activities on any navigable waterway (e.g.,

Will Waivers Work in NY? More New York Cases Involving G.O.L. 5-326

Rac-photos-057b.jpg

By Doyice Cotten

In last week’s post, A Look at the Instructional Element of New York’s G.O.L. 5-326 Statute Prohibiting Certain Waivers of Liability , we examined three cases involving New York’s G.O.L. 5-326. The statute reads:

Every covenant, agreement or understanding in or in connection with, or collateral to, any contract, membership application, ticket of admission or similar writing, entered into between the owner or operator of any pool, gymnasium, place of amusement or recreation,

Nepal Risks for Tourists and Locals

Dehli-Nepal-1105-300x225.jpg

By Doyice and Mary Cotten

When one thinks of Nepal, one’s first thoughts are of the Himalayas, but most people live in a long valley through the middle of the country. Risk management may not be an unknown term there – but it could certainly be put into practice more frequently.

On our recent visit, we found two major risks – the traffic on the streets and highways and the air pollution that blankets the valley,

Ecuador – Playground Equipment Part II

Ecuador-1302-300x200.jpg

NOTE: Click on a photo to enlarge.

While in Ecuador, we saw some playgrounds at city parks and thought many readers might be interested in what we found. Ecuador, being a poor country, obviously spends less money on equipment than we do, but we have many things in common. They, like us, have some equipment that is good and some that is bad. As you look at these photos, you can be the judge. But from what we observed,

Ecuador – Scenes of Fitness and Recreation Part I

Ecuador-593-300x200.jpg

NOTE: click on a photo to enlarge.

Mary and I just returned from 10 days in Ecuador — a country filled with volcanoes, markets, and friendly people. While there, two other things stood out – not nearly as many fat or obese people as in the U.S. and a lot of people recreating and exercising. Included here are a number of photos of people getting their exercise and enjoying life in public parks and other locations.