Legal Case: Duty to Supervise or Assumption of Risks? Courts Search for a Middle Ground

Should a school or other organization’s responsibility to supervise a minor child trump a child’s legal capacity to assume inherent risks? Should it matter whether the activity at issue involves horseplay or what the court considers a “socially valuable” athletic or recreational activity? A New York Court struggles with efforts to preserve what they consider a duty to supervise in light of legitimate assumption of risk principles.

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