A woman whose nose was broken during a sparring match at a Long Island, N.Y., karate school was an experienced practitioner of the sport and had assumed the inherent risk of injury or “even death,” a state judge has concluded in dismissing her lawsuit against the school and its owner.
Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Robert W. Doyle granted summary judgment to Empire State Karate of Smithtown and its president, Joyce Santamaria, dismissing a lawsuit filed against them by Carolyn Martezian.
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