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Do Written Releases of Liability Have Any Limitations?

By Robert Ross |

Before engaging in sports or other recreational activities, people are often asked to sign a written release or waiver of liability. These releases generally contain language absolving the person or company running the activity from “all” liability (including liability resulting from the company’s own negligence) if the participant is injured during the course of… Read More »

When is a Written Release of Liability Enforceable?

By Robert Ross |

As we discussed in previous posts, California law generally holds that a valid, written, signed release or liability waiver is effective, and that an injured plaintiff cannot subsequently sue a defendant if a release was signed relating to the activity that caused the injury. However, releases and liability waivers must be adequate and comply with certain… Read More »

More About Waivers of Liability

By Robert Ross |

WRITTEN LIABILITY WAIVERS CREATE “EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK” In many situations, the law allows people to create contracts whereby one person limits or releases another person from liability for physical injuries and damage to property. These private contracts, often called “Waivers” or “Liability Waivers,” are a form of “assumption of the risk.” The law refers… Read More »

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