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Monday, March 26, 2012

Enjoyment of Life, Shmenjoyment of Life

Grim reaperI use releases to introduce the concept of consideration in part because most students have signed one somewhat recently.  The casebook I use features Reed v. UND (see part IV of the opinion), previously blogged about here, in which a charity race participant waives his right to sue for negligence on behalf of the race organizers.  A student tipped me off to the latest trend in such activity releases at the high school level--the waiver of the right to sue for loss of enjoyment in life.  This story provides great examples of typical contractual language, parents' understandings of the language, and tort-based explanations for the language.

[H.R. Anderson, hat tip to student Terri Parker]

 

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