By Mary Cotten
The question of the effectiveness of a waiver signed by a non-reader or a non-English reader is a concern for sport, recreation, and fitness providers. Courts generally hold that a person who signs a contract is bound by it whether they read it or not.
This was one of the issues before the U. S. District Court in a 2016 New Jersey case, Kang v. LA Fitness. Kang, who could not read or understand English,