Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Utah Supreme Court holds that waivers signed by parents on behalf of children are not enforceable

Earlier this month I reported that the the Kentucky Supreme Court recently found that for-profit companies can be liable for injuries to minor children even if their parents signed a pre-injury waiver. See here.

Now comes news that, in a case called Rutherford v. Talisker Canyons Fin., Co., LC, 2019 WL 2710230, the Utah Supreme Court held that a parent cannot release his or her minor child's prospective claims for negligence unless this rule is altered by a statute enacted to make such releases enforceable.

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