Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Assumption of the Risk in Jello Wrestling

A great teaching opportunity on assumption of the risk from WNBC (New York):

... Avram Wisnia was an NYU junior in 2004 when he and his dorm mates organized a party called "Beach Bash." While horsing around a kiddie pool filled with gelatin, Wisnia was pushed and shattered his hip....Wisnia's 2005 lawsuit blamed NYU for allowing the event and for having the school's food service provide the gelatin. But Manhattan Justice Carol Robinson Edmead ruled that Wisnia knew what he was doing.

(Via Walter Olson at Overlawyered).

- SBS

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2008/01/assumption-of-t.html

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