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Poster: Mr. Obvious
Subject: RE: Unregistered MudRun participant sues when paralyzed
I'm speaking as a clueless 20 something here with zero legal experience, but isn't this whole case hinging on the negligence of the mud pit? The plaintiff isn't saying "they shouldn't have let me run", they're saying "that pit was built in an unsafe manner". If the pit was unsafe but he was there illegally, there would still be a problem. Like someone else said, it will be very interesting to see the effect this had on other runs like this.
Either way, I think you've gotta feel bad for both sides. This is a guy who obviously was pretty active and enjoyed these sorts of things and now he can't do that anymore or even work. Say what you will about the merits of his case, but at the end of the day he's a guy who can't run any more. Then you have the race organizers who, worst case scenario, will be out million of dollars. Even if they are found to not be at fault it's still an expensive and stressful situation to be in.
I think you have summarized teh legal merits correctly.
I feel bad that the guy got injured but I still think he is an asshole for suing.Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.
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