Legal Question in Business Law in Virginia

martial arts school

If i have a martial arts school and make all students signed notarized waivers of liability can that hold up in court without insurance?

Asked on 6/25/08, 6:25 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Kaufman Kaufman Law, A Professional Corporation

Re: martial arts school

You can try but in Virginia it will not hold up for minors. It may work under some circumstances for adults if the waiver is properly worded.

This is a question I get on a regular basis and which is discussed somewhat on the website www.karatelaw.com

You can go there for more information.

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Answered on 6/25/08, 6:41 pm
Ruth Emily Kochard Ruth Emily Kochard, Counselor at Law

Re: martial arts school

Although waivers may under certain circumstances be enforceable they should not be considered a substitute for insurance. Even in a case where the waiver is enforceable and works to bar recovery it will not necessarily prevent the claim from being brought.

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Answered on 6/26/08, 3:30 am


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