Search Results for assumption of risk


Jury in Hot-Dog-Flinging Case Finds in Favor of Team

The Kansas City Star reports that a jury reached a verdict on Wednesday in the case brought by a man who claimed the Royals’ mascot, “Sluggerrr,” had negligently thrown a hot dog into his eye in 2009. See “Dog-Flinging Mascot Blamed…


NY High Court: Shank Happens

In a brief opinion released today, the New York Court of Appeals agreed with lower courts that a golfer hit by an "errant" shot could not sue his co-golfer for negligence, because one who chooses to golf assumes the risk…


Another High Court Takes Up Negligent-Golfing Issue

New York's highest court will hear arguments tomorrow in a case that raises the perennial question: Does a golfer have a legal duty to yell "Fore"? A trial judge and a panel of the Appellate Division agreed that Dr. Azad…


Warning: Sharp Thing May Cut Hand

Here's a case report describing a recent filing in San Francisco County: Brendan H__ v. KatachiSF Inc. dba Katachi, No. CGC-10-501116 (San Francisco Super. Ct. filed 6/28/10). Personal injury action in which the defendants failed to warn the plaintiff that…


Blawg Review #271

Since July 5 is X-Day, this Blawg Review will reflect upon the Church of the SubGenius.TM If you are already celebrating X-Day, congratulations. If you were unaware that today is X-Day, most likely this information was once in your possession…



Clown Shoes Were Defective, Woman Claims

According to the New York Post, 56-year-old Sherri Perper has sued a costume company and other businesses for injuries she sustained at a Halloween party in 2008.  Perper allegedly sustained leg fractures after a fall she says was caused by…


Dog-Flinging Mascot Blamed for Eye Injury

It's been almost a year since my last mascot story — that one was in March 2009, after somebody punched McGruff the Crime Dog in the face — so I had been on the lookout for one.  But I did not…


UPDATE: State High Court Will Not Review Burning Man Case

On September 16, the California Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Anthony Beninati, who blamed promoters of the Burning Man festival for injuries he sustained in 2005.  Its decision affirmed that of the Court of Appeal, which ruled…