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Before You Sign the Sports Facility Lease Agreement

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.
Part II

This is Part II of a 2 part series about the importance of indemnification in facility lease agreements. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John explains another form of indemnification and suggested insurance requirement.


Broad Form Indemnification/Hold Harmless Provision

The third option (Broad Form) is not equitable to the sports/recreation organization and may be contrary to state law in some states as it can be considered to be against public policy and “unconscionable”.

Before You Sign the Sports Facility Lease Agreement

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.
Part I

This is Part I of a 2 part series about the importance of indemnification in facility lease agreements. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses why indemnification is important to the facility operator and explains two forms of indemnification. In Part II he will explain another form of indemnification and suggested insurance requirement. Part II will appear next week.

Expert Witness: Expert Plays Key Role in Judgment

This case discussion is provided by Dr. Leonard K. Lucenko, a sports and recreational facilities safety expert.

Case Facts:

In September 2002, the plaintiff was playing a recreation hockey league game on the Red Rink at the defendant ice hockey facility.  This was the first time the plaintiff had played a league game at this venue.  Management had failed to warn the plaintiff or the other players that the kick plate on this rink was broken and cracked in several areas around the rink.

18 Tips for Reducing the Risk of a Lawsuit (Part II – Facility & Equipment)

This is the second of a 5-part series on ways to reduce the risk of a lawsuit. This part will focus on guidelines dealing with the facility and equipment.

5.         Establish a Complete Facility Inspection Program

The inspection program should be broad in scope, including several types of inspections. There should be a daily inspection. This does not have to be time consuming or detailed, but someone should take a few minutes before opening to walk through the facility with a brief checklist to see if there are any obvious hazards or problems visible.