Sports-venue operators may have to do more to protect patrons during warm-up sessions than in actual games, a New Jersey appeals court says. The panel ruled last week that a woman beaned by a puck before the start of a hockey game -- when dozens of pucks were in play as the teams practiced -- shouldn't have had her case summarily dismissed. Under the ruling, the duty of care may vary not only with the location of the spectator but also with the specific activity under way at the sports facility.
N.J. Court Says Sports Arenas' Duty of Care May Be Higher During Warm-Ups
New Jersey Law Journal
April 30, 2007
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