David Barbaree and Janet Lunau successfully defend hockey league at trial of negligence claim.
Rueters LLP lawyers David Barbaree and Janet Lunau successfully represented a recreational hockey league in an action in which the plaintiff sought damages against the league and a player on the opposing team for injuries he sustained during a hockey game. The plaintiff argued that the hockey league was negligent in failing to provide a safe environment and fostering a culture of rough and dangerous play. In dismissing the action against both the player and the league, Justice Firestone held that the liability waiver the plaintiff signed was a complete defence to the claims against it and that a defence of implied consent would also have operated to bar the plaintiff’s claims. To read the decision, Levita v Alan Crew et al., 2015 ONSC 5316, click here.
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