This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!
John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.
Part II – Local Law Enforcement
Criminal Background Checks
This is Part II 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 Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc..
This is Part I of a 2 part series about liability waivers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John shares some things he has learned about waivers while in the insurance business. Note: Some of the state laws have changed since this was originally published on John’s website. Change in state waiver law is a constant.) Part II will appear next week.
by Charles R. Gregg
Readers will find that this to be an informative legal liability article. “Reb” Gregg is one of the nation’s top adventure law attorneys. This article originally appeared on Reb’s website.
Q. How do I run a good program without being sued?
A. You can’t. People can and may sue you, with or without justification. And even the best program can make mistakes which might provoke the lawsuit.
By Doyice Cotten and Mary Cotten
We have previously addressed the question “Do online electronic waivers work?” (see Online Waiver Agreements: Not Worth the Paper They’re (Not) Written On?, Online Waivers/Electronic Signatures in NY, and Waivers: Do Electronic Signatures Work?). There have been at least three recent cases addressing the issue.
Two Florida cases addressed the issue. In Hinely v. Florida Motorcycle Training, Inc. (2011 Fla.
The following article by Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton sounds an alarm to many non-profit organizations including those related to sport and recreation. Many are not aware of the new regulation requiring an annual filing by all non-profit organizations. Failure to comply will prove costly. Go to http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0%2C%2Cid=225889%2C00.html to find out if yours is in jeopardy.
Many Non-Profit Sports Organizations in Danger of Losing Tax-Exempt Status
By Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton
According to the Internal Revenue Service,
Newly Released9th Edition, by Mary B. Cotten & Doyice J. Cotten
Totally revised and updated. New Steps for Writing Waivers, State Waiver Law updated w/ summary, State Waiver Law for Minor Clients, and more. Based on more than 14 00 waiver cases. Needed by Sport, Recreation, & Fitness Professionals, Practicing Attorneys, & Sport / Recreation Law Professors.