A hockey arena that complies with its limited legal duty to protect spectators is not liable to one who is hit by a puck outside a shielded seating area -- even if the injury occurs during warm-ups, the New Jersey Supreme Court says. The court ruled 4-3 that if a sports venue provides protective screening in the most dangerous spectator areas and provides additional protected seating for those who request it, its limited duty of care has been discharged.
N.J. High Court: Sport Arena Not Liable for Spectator's Pre-Game Injury
New Jersey Law Journal
April 14, 2008
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