assumption of risk

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as·sump·tion of risk

(ă-sŭmpshŭn risk)
A defense against negligence in the law of torts; notional acceptance of the hazard or danger associated with an activity by accepting, following, or otherwise doing or attempting such activities.

assumption of risk

A doctrine of law whereby the plaintiff assumes the risk of medical treatment or procedures and may not recover damages for injuries sustained as a result of the known and described dangers and risks.

assumption of risk,

n the voluntary acceptance of the potential hazards associated with a particular form of treatment by a patient.
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United Airlines and SkyWest Airlines' agreement extends SkyWest's existing rights to operate 40 regional jet aircraft under the United Express Agreement until the end of their current lease terms, an average of 8.
Moreover, in instances where we express agreement with a recommendation, TEI may already have expressed substantial disagreement with either current tax policy or the administration of a particular provision of the Income or Excise Tax Acts.
Often involved is an express agreement (or informal desire) for the company to remain in family hands.
Greater awareness of the uses of implied and express agreements win increase express agreement and produce clearer implied terms naturally.
The foregoing discussion concerning the economic contribution attributable to the Roadway Express agreement in 2003 overstates the potential financial impact to Bandag on the termination of the agreement since it does not take into account or reflect the contribution to earnings which Bandag will recognize upon the investment of the proceeds derived from the sale of the tires and wheels to Yellow Roadway Corporation on August 1, 2004.
The new contract is conditional and will only go into effect if and when ACA and United Airlines form a revised United Express agreement.
Without his express agreement, no one would be talking so there would be no muddle.
This agreement is in addition to the existing United Express agreement for regional jet and Dash-8 turboprop service between Mesa Air Group subsidiary Mesa Airlines, Inc.
Main features: alloti Framework agreement of one year 2 times express agreement.
United Airlines' (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) senior-most executives negotiated extensively and in good faith with Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) to try to reach a competitive United Express agreement similar to those we reached with other carriers.
The contract rates, renewed using methods consistent with the company's United Express agreement, are structured to enable ACA to recover estimated operating expenses for its United Express operation in 2002, plus a previously-negotiated margin and incentives based on performance levels.
The court determined that an association with the intent to carry on a business for profit is the essential requirement for a partnership under the Uniform Partnership Act and that an express agreement to divide profits is not a prerequisite to the existence of a partnership.