Caution to NJ Waiver Users: NJ Courts Continue to be Consistent in Limiting the Breadth of Waivers
By Doyice Cotten
In 2017, David Martin entered a charitable clay shooting event. When he arrived at the event, he signed a waiver of liability (Martin v. Hudson Farm Club, Inc., 2021). The waiver stated:
I HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT THE RECREATIONAL USE OF FIREARMS IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVIT WHICH CAN AND DOES RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND/OR DEATH ESPECIALLY IF SAFETY RULES ARE NOT OBEYED.