Court rules business liability waivers unenforceable against minors.

The Insurance Journal recently reported, “The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a parent can’t execute an injury liability waiver for a minor child when the liability release involves participation in a commercial, as opposed to community or nonprofit, activity” as “such releases are more in the interest of the commercial interests requiring them than they are in the best interests of the public or the child who may be injured, the court found.” The wrongful death suit arose after a child wrecked his ATV at Thunder Cross Motor Sports Park. His father had signed a “release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement” for his son in order to “gain entry.”

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