Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Karate Student Assumed Risk

A New York woman whose nose was broken by a classmate's punch to her face during a sparring match sued her karate school, the teacher, and the classmate. The trial judge dismissed the case against the school and the teacher, saying that she had assumed the risk -- rejecting her argument that since striking the face is not allowed in sparring, she had not assumed that risk. The judge said that there was still an issue of fact as to the classmate who hit her did so intentionally. Claims Against Karate School Over Broken Nose Dismissed, N.Y.L.J., Oct. 25, 2006,

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