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Friday, November 05, 2010

Central States News: Iowa Supreme Court Rules Students' Field Trip Waivers "Unenforcable"

In 2005- an Iowa student was injured on a field trip and her mother had signed what most parents call a "permission note-" to go on the trip.

In MOST cases- that so-called 'permission note' is actually a liability waiver- excusing whatever organization is providing the trip from liability.

But- ruled Iowa's Supreme Court- that liability does NOT excuse negligence- reports the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD.

So basically- Iowa's court has thrown out the legality of those 'permission' or release from liability forms that Iowa parents sign before their kids can go on a field trip.

This decision could also have repercussions throughout the Central States....
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