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Defenses to Negligence: Assumption of the Risk

Paul Goeringer

Note: This post is not a substitute for legal advice.

            Today, we continue our series on defenses to negligence with assumption of the risk.  Those producers who allow the public on their property (customers, employees of your integrator if you are a poultry operation, etc) or just have concerns about a teenager wrecking his ATV on your property may be curious to learn about potential defenses that may exist.  Please remember every negligence claim is different and the facts of each claim will depend on the defenses available.   

To see how assumption of the risk works in Maryland, click here.

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