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Waivers, Legal Consequences and Recreational Sports

snowboarder on the slopes with waiver superimposed

As we enter the final stretch of the winter season, many of us will take to the ski slopes, ice rinks or other recreational venues to enjoy what’s left of it. While having a great time is always the number one goal, it is important to be aware of some of the assumed legal risks involved. The recent decision of Levita v Alan Crew et …

Levita v Alan Crew et al., 2015 ONSC 5316 (CanLII)

Released September 1, 2015 | CanLII This action arose out of a recreational hockey incident in which the plaintiff, Robbie Levita, suffered a fractured right tibia and fibula after being checked by the defendant, Alan Crew, while playing in a league operated by True North Hockey Canada. Levita claimed that Crew checked him into the boards from behind, either intentionally or recklessly, in contravention of the rules …

Consent to Medical Treatment is Not a Waiver of Rights

With the holidays behind us, and all the full potential of the New Year before us, thoughts sometimes turn to our health. Now is the time to dust off the treadmill, avoid the sugary treats and maybe even see the doctor for a checkup. If there are any concerns, the doctor will likely recommend some form of treatment. Treatment can be as simple as a …