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Old 04-23-2010, 11:41 AM
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Sad to hear the death, just as sad to hear the charges against Salazar. Had this been a boxing or just a wrestling sparring session, there wouldn't have been any charges - there's a real ****ty double-standard when it comes to MMA.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:12 PM
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Almost positive.

If you signed a paper saying that you wanted me to shoot you and I did, would the paper save me from being charged with murder?
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Almost positive.

If you signed a paper saying that you wanted me to shoot you and I did, would the paper save me from being charged with murder?
Oh no...I see what you mean. But isnt an Institutional Waiver slightly more authoratative? I mean...if you sign off on Health and Safety and then you have an accident because you didnt follow the guidelines...and you went to court to sue...I can see how, in that Civil case...you would probably loooose because of the waiver...but supposing you died...the holding of the waiver would prevent a criminal charge of negligence or manslaughter wouldnt it?

What I mean is...if the guy signed anything...cant the gym claim that the Waiver prevents anyone on the property being charged in a criminal manner like the above?
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Oh no...I see what you mean. But isnt an Institutional Waiver slightly more authoratative? I mean...if you sign off on Health and Safety and then you have an accident because you didnt follow the guidelines...and you went to court to sue...I can see how, in that Civil case...you would probably loooose because of the waiver...but supposing you died...the holding of the waiver would prevent a criminal charge of negligence or manslaughter wouldnt it?

What I mean is...if the guy signed anything...cant the gym claim that the Waiver prevents anyone on the property being charged in a criminal manner like the above?


No.

An institutional waiver, or any waiver for that matter, can not override a jurisdictional criminal law.
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