Illinois Court on Whether Release of Liability is Enforceable

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Everyone signs them–those release forms that are often required before participating in a race or other physical activity. But, does signing that release actually prevent you from bringing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois if you are seriously injured?

An Illinois court considered that very issue last month in Hellwig v. Special Events Management, No. 1-10-3604. At issue was whether a release signed by the plaintiff, who was planning to participate in a bike race, precluded him from bringing a personal injury lawsuit.

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