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Waiver Of Rights
Waiver of rights clauses prevent a party from asserting certain rights in a lawsuit and can also limit where a lawsuit can be filed. These clauses are often used in extreme sports like skydiving and bungee jumping, as well as in gyms, fitness centers, and athletic programs.
While waivers are primarily legal tools, they serve an educational purpose by making participants think about the risks of participating in an activity. Some rights are unwaivable, such as the right to life or the right to privacy.
The Supreme Court has become more involved in waiver issues, and cases like Aetna Insurance Co v Kennedy and Johnson v Zerbst supply new guiding rhetoric. Generally, a waiver of rights can only be valid if the individual knows about the right being waived and intentionally relinquishes it. Waivers must be in writing and signed to be effective. Likewise, no breach of a contractual right can be excused unless the party knew about the right and intentionally waived it.