Comments about ‘Beware of 'boilerplate' forms that are a threat to the rule of law’

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Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Is this anymore of a threat to the rule of law as say --
the Utah State Legislature's hollow Box-car bills?

[You know, the bills they pass with nothing in them, and then once they are voted on and passed, they can fill them in with whatever they want?]

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

The inherent risk in those activities are always dangerous. Just because someone is injured on a trampoline does not mean the facility owner is liable.
If you can't accept the risk, don't do the activity.
It's as crazy as people suing ski areas because they can't keep their skiing under control.

American Fork, UT

Stupid people in a litigious society are robbing us of common sense and freedom.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

I am not certain that a boilerplate form automatically absolves a defendant from negligence. It will establish an assumption of risk so that non negligent injury can not be a basis for a sucessful law suit under most circumstances. A boilerplate form is a contract, but there are some circumstances where a court might not enforce it.

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