by Doyice Cotten
Jasmin Urena was working out at the Wyomissing LA Fitness of which she is a member. After the workout, she relaxed in the sauna, after which the first step collapsed as she got up to leave.
By Doyice Cotten
Cynthia MacAdams, age 75, signed a YMCA waiver prior to using the sauna. The floor consisted of two separate platforms made of wood slats on top of a concrete base; they could be lifted and pushed apart for cleaning,
Doyice Cotten summarizes four recent cases involving health clubs. The first three are appellate cases from Minnesota and the fourth is a New Jersey Supreme Court case. These cases re-emphasize the importance of unambiguous waivers. One might say that two of the three Minnesota cases involve gross negligence or willful and wanton actions,