By Doyice Cotten
Several court rulings as well as a new statute have affected the parental waiver landscape recently. The purpose of this two-part article is to bring you up-to-date on changes in the law. Three states are discussed below and Alabama,
By Doyice Cotten
While we know that liability waivers are vital tools in the risk management process, we sometimes forget that waivers do not work for all situations. For instance, we know that a waiver will not be enforced if it conflicts with statutory law.
Waivers fail for many reasons, but the most common reason for failure is that they are poorly written. Often ambiguity is the major culprit, but in a recent California case one might conclude the waiver failed because it was NOT ambiguous.
The table featured below is an excerpt from Waivers & Releases of Liability by Doyice & Mary Cotten. Providers should examine this table closely before deciding which format they want to use for a waiver.
Comparison of Waiver Formats
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The following article is excerpted, in large part, from the 7th edition of Waivers & Releases of Liability by Doyice and Mary Cotten. It addresses some questions facing many providers that make extensive use of waivers.
Businesses generally do not have an unlimited amount of storage space and the questions arise: Which records do I need to keep?
This article by Doyice Cotten originally appeared in Fitness Management. Sport, fitness, and recreation professionals often describe a situation involving an injury and ask if they are liable. This article will help others to quickly determine if he or she might be liable in an injury situation.