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