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At a University of California gym, I was given a release of

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At a University of California gym, I was given a release of indemnification for membership. The release states that I would agree not to sue, even in the case of negligence on the part of its employees or administrators. When I refused to sign the release, they told me I couldn't have a membership. Is that legal?

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Generally if the thing they are disclaiming liability for is not a necessity, then the provider can disclaim liability like this. Things like sky diving and what not fall into this category. If it was something like medical care, then the waiver would be ineffective.


In this case, I think they can do it. Yes, its legal.


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