Law & Policy: Contract Law
Are Your Waivers Crystal Clear?
by David L. Herbert February 2008
Thanks to ambiguous language, a facility's release did not bar a lawsuit in a recent California case.
Emotionally Charged Contract Negotiations Threaten Lacrosse Season
by Nicholas Brown November 2007
Emotionally charged contract negotiations threaten the National Lacrosse League 2008 season.
Recreational Facilities' Purpose Can Undermine the Validity of Some Waivers
by John T. Wolohan September 2007
How courts view recreational facilities' purpose can undermine the validity of some waivers.
An Upheld Contract Gives Waiver Users Even More Security
by John T. Wolohan March 2007
A contract with an arbitration provision is held valid, giving waiver users even more security.
Assessing Your Insurance Needs
by Amy Scanlin November 2006
How do you choose which insurance policy to purchase? Insurance professionals discuss the types of policies available, and how they decide, after evaluation on their part, whether to insure your facility and, if so, whether to pay if a claim is made.
Relying on Waivers Exclusively Is Short-Sighted and Potentially Costly
by John T. Wolohan September 2006
"Facility owners can fall hard by relying exclusively on waivers to ward off negligence claims."
Of Beers and Volunteers
by Paul Steinbach June 2006
Can volunteer beer servers be held liable for injuries at a Major League ballpark?
A Friendly Waiver?
by Doyice J. Cotten February 2006
Waiver laws change, and so do waivers. Here's what you need to know to protect your facility.
Two Words in Lease Contract Important After Building Fire
by John T. Wolohan October 2005
Owners of a business gutted by fire learn the importance of two little words in their lease contract.
How to Reduce Financial Risk for Sports-Related Businesses
by Doyice J. Cotton May 1996
By utilizing this checklist for evaluating and using waivers, sports and recreation administrators can effectively reduce the exposure of their business and employees to financial risk.