In this appeal, we must determine whether a parent can bind a minor child to either a pre-injury waiver of liability or an agreement to arbitrate. In January 2003, twelve-year old Andrew Hojnowski was injured while skateboarding at a skate park facility operated by defendant Vans, Inc. (Vans). On a previous visit to the facility, Andrew's mother had executed a release on...
HOJNOWSKI EX REL. HOJNOWSKI v. VANS SKATE PARK
901 A.2d 381 (2006)
187 N.J. 323
Andrew HOJNOWSKI, a minor, through his Parents and Guardians ad Litem, Jerry Hojnowski and Anastasia Hojnowski and Jerry Hojnowski and Anastasia Hojnowski, in their own right, Plaintiffs-Respondents and Cross-Appellants, v. VANS SKATE PARK, Defendant-Appellant and Cross-Respondent, and McCown DeLeeuw Company, John Doe(s) Skate Park Owner (A Fictitious Name) and Jane Doe(s) Insurance Company (For Med Pay Only), Defendants.
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Argued January 30, 2006.
Decided July 17, 2006.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Robert A. Porter, Cherry Hill, argued the cause for respondents and cross-appellants (Bafundo, Porter, Borbi & Clancy, attorneys).
David G. Evans submitted a brief on behalf of amicus curiae, Pacific Legal Foundation.
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