joelamosobadiah wrote: knapplc wrote: joelamosobadiah wrote:
That is incredibly sad. The worse thing is I heard a story about a guy who died doing this in a hazing accident just a few days ago.
Yeah I posted a little bit of an article about that up there ^^^.
Of all the things to die from, you'd think water wouldn't be one of them - short of drowning.
Yeah, I am wondering if they really have any leagal ground to sue on. First off, if they signed a waiver, then there is NOOOOO legal ground.
Even if they didn't, they didn't force anybody to do it or anything. Not saying it was right, just saying I don't think anybody will be able to jack the station out of a ton of money.
Don't say it's impossible. OJ got off.
The waiver makes it hard, but if they weren't told explicitly what they were going to do and/or the dangers weren't explained to them, which I'm sure they weren't since next to nobody knows about this stuff, the station doesn't get off scot free.
I deal with waivers once in a while here at the office. About half of them aren't worth the paper they're printed on because they were administered wrong, the signee wasn't given time to do due diligence on the document, etc.
That waiver won't protect them, and in the Ninth Circuit I'm guessing they'll be able to find a judge with a sympathetic ear. And the family may not even have to pay a dime in legal fees.