A fitness center injury lawsuit illustrates the importance of a proper risk management plan.
Attorney John Wolohan ([email protected]) reports on a fitness center injury lawsuit that illustrates the importance of a proper risk management plan. John is a professor of sports law and chair of the Sport Management & Media department at Ithaca College. This article was published in Athletic Business in May, 2010.
As any administrator or employee involved in the sports and recreation industry will acknowledge,
This article by Doyice Cotten was originally published in Fitness Management. It has been updated (in red) and presents the provider with some valuable information regarding waivers.
Jody Corso was injured while performing an aerobic exercise under the direction of an aerobics instructor. She fell while using a yoga ball and when she quickly regained her feet, she injured herself. She filed suit against the United States Surgical Corporation (owner of the fitness center provided for the use of its employees),
This article by Doyice Cotten originally appeared in Fitness Management, but is as timely today as ever. Owners and managers who erroneously classify parties as independent contractors when they are actually employees face stiff penalties.
Fitness Plus, Inc. offered fitness classes for corporate clients on the premises of the client. Fitness Plus would assess the needs of the client, contact one of about 30 instructors, negotiate a fee, bill the client, pay the instructor regardless of profit or loss,
This article appeared in Fitness Management in May, 2008.
In a 2007 California waiver case, Georja Jones became a member of the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa, a fitness center located within the Loews Santa Monica Hotel, Calif. She signed a membership agreement that consisted of several paragraphs. In paragraph seven, titled “Waiver of Liability,” Jones acknowledged that she was using the facility at her own risk, and waived the liability of the hotel.
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We help parties develop or acquire waivers to protect them against liability for injuries caused by their own negligence. Some people have waivers copied from a book, borrowed from someone else, developed by themselves — and just want to be sure it will protect them if needed. We are happy to look at your waiver,
It is time for fitness centers to enter the 21st century and have an onsite Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Legally, fitness centers no longer have a choice in many states. Not only have these states passed legislation requiring fitness facilities to purchase AEDs and train their staff, but more national professional organizations are taking a stand favoring their use. The day is not far when AEDs will be the required standard of care for fitness centers nationwide.