Liability Waivers For US Sports Venue Operators: Key Takeaways From Quezada V. Game Truck Georgia
Liability waivers are an ever-present feature of American sports, given the relatively litigious nature of the American civil court system. Sports venue liability is a critical issue, especially as such venues re-open as the severity of pandemic eases in some parts of the world. A recent case of Salvador Reyes Quezada v. Game Truck Georgia, LLC (Quezada) is a helpful reminder if of the potential liability for sports venues and businesses for injuries sustained by participants.
This case is a good reminder of the scope and legality of liability waivers, the potential liability of other non-parties and the quantum (amount) of damages. The case also deals with interesting aspects of U.S. civil procedure, not least for non-US readers the fact that civil trials are decided by jury. The legal instructions given to the jury on the ‘assumption of risk’ played an important role in the case.
Continue reading this article...
Already a member? Sign in
Get access to all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport including articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts. Find out more here.
- Tags: Assumption of Risk | Athlete Welfare | Bubble Soccer | Dispute Resolution | Duty of Care | Football | Georgia | Jury Trial | Sports | United States of America
- Liability for spectator safety in sport from on-field incidents in the USA and England & Wales
- An overview of key case law relating to negligent liability for sports injuries (Part 1)
- An overview of key case law relating to negligent liability for sports injuries (Part 2)
Benjamin is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and is currently a student editor for the Sports section of the Brooklyn Law School's Entertainment and Sport Law Blog.