Other Voices

Pertinent articles by other professionals in the field

Bike Shop Risk Management Concerns -Part 3

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?

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,

Illinois Court Enforces Waiver Signed By Volunteer

By Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton
of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.

Relating to this  published previously article,  Dan McKinney reports (Feb 23, 2012) the following update:

Just an addition to the current Personal Injury Lawsuit pending in the Illinois Appellate Court – Regarding the Gross Negligent Severe Injuries caused by Employees, Directors , Etc. of The Salvation Army – Adult Rehabilitation Center in Springfield , Illinois .

Skateboard Immunity Update

Editor’s Note: We already know that risks abound in sport and recreational activities. There are, however, many defenses available that can serve as protection from liability. A major defense that is sometimes available for providers is immunity. Immunity comes in many forms, but today’s article focuses on immunity that is available for a particular sport – skateboarding. Similar immunity statutes exist in some states for other activities (e.g., snow mobiling, equine activities, sport shooting, outfitters and guides,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part IV – FBI Checks

This is Part IV of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part III– 3rd Party Vendor Checks

This is Part III of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By John Sadler

Part I – Sexual Offender Registry Checks

This is Part I of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks, 2) local law enforcement criminal background checks,

When Appointing Volunteers Make No Assumptions

By

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!
D. Michael Pfahl,
President, DMP Consulting, Inc.

This article first appeared in Sadlersports.com and serves as an excellent concluding article for the John Sadler series on background testing.

Call it “sixth-sense”, “gut-feeling” or that “little voice” we all have it and make the conscious choice to listen or ignore it whenever it makes itself known.  Have you ever wondered if every person who was willing to say yes and step up to help as a volunteer should have even been asked in the first place?