This is a graphic video but I offer it to my torts students as an example of the disconnect between legal and common judgment. I am told that Logan Lacy was attempting a squat at Sr. Nationals in Chicago when he vomited on the head judge and then passed out. Here is the kicker: they reportedly let him make a third attempt.
I thought this made for an interesting example of the tension between negligence and assumption of the risk. Should the competition have barred the third attempt (if the report is correct) or is this simply a matter of assumption of the risk? If he suffers a more serious injury, is a personal waiver sufficient to relieve liability for the organizers? [I admit I know nothing about weightlifting].
By the way, the head judge appears rather nonchalant about both being vomited on and the fact that a man is passed out at his feet.
Kudos: Emily B.