Tag Archives: fitness

California “Boot-Camp” Fitness Patron’s Gross Negligence Claim Fails

By Doyice Cotten

Patricia Washington was injured in a “boot-camp” group fitness class taught by Alisson Rosales (Washington v. Rosales, 2020). The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Rosales based on the waiver of liability signed by Washington. She claimed the waiver was rendered invalid by the Health Studio Services Act (Civ. Code, § 1812.80 et. seq.). In addition, she said the court erred by shifting the burden to her to demonstrate a triable issue of fact on the issue of gross negligence.

A Look at Mississippi Waiver Law

By Doyice Cotten

Mississippi waiver law is not crystal clear in spite of several Supreme Court of Mississippi rulings. Some major considerations are addressed in the following.

Quinn v. Mississippi State University (1998)

An important liability waiver case addressed by the Mississippi Supreme Court (Quinn v. Mississippi State University, 1998) involved a 12-year-old baseball player at a summer baseball camp. The father and the boy signed a pre-printed liability waiver.

Ecuador – A Little Risk Management? Part III

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No visitor to Ecuador can see and experience all of the country.  Mary and I saw the activities described in the Part I and Part II of this series. Here are a few more observations in this final Part of our Ecuador series.

In the Banos area, hot springs abound because Banos is at the foot of an active volcano – so active that its eruptions a year or two ago endangered the town and destroyed one road leading into the town.

Ecuador – Scenes of Fitness and Recreation Part I

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Mary and I just returned from 10 days in Ecuador — a country filled with volcanoes, markets, and friendly people. While there, two other things stood out – not nearly as many fat or obese people as in the U.S. and a lot of people recreating and exercising. Included here are a number of photos of people getting their exercise and enjoying life in public parks and other locations.