I agree that the motive is a great one, but I understand the concern re: liability, rightfully so.
A party cannot waive conduct that constitutes willful or wanton behavior. That was a standard common law doctrine, that has been codified by the legislature in the below statute:
604.055 WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT. Subdivision 1. Certain agreements are void and unenforceable. An agreement between parties for a consumer service, including a recreational activity, that purports to release, limit, or waive the liability of one party for damage, injuries, or death resulting from conduct that constitutes greater than ordinary negligence is against public policy and void and unenforceable. The agreement, or portion thereof, is severable from a release, limitation, or waiver of liability for damage, injuries, or death resulting from conduct that constitutes ordinary negligence or for risks that are inherent in a particular activity. Subd. 2. Party or parties. For the purposes of this section, "party" or "parties" includes a person, agent, servant, or employee of that party or parties, and includes a minor or another who is authorized to sign or accept the agreement on behalf of the minor. Subd. 3. Other void and unenforceable agreements. Thissection does not prevent a court from finding that an agreement is void and unenforceable as against public policy on other grounds or under other law.
So basically if a party acts willfully, they can still be liable. So a person would be liable for stealing; they can also be liable if they willfully/recklessly allow a dangerous condition to exist on their property, when a reasonable person expects that it could result in physical harm to another.
Also, any waivers need to be reviewed by an attorney, as overly broad, vague, contradictory waivers can be voided. Normally the court will simply strike the portion that they deem overly broad, vague etc.
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