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.
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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.
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The IRS does not suggest that any express agreement existed.
FedEx is a full participant in PowerTrack and an awardee under the Worldwide Express (WWX) contract, GSA Multiple Award Schedule, AMC's Domestic Express Agreement and DLA Small Surface package contracts.
Only an express agreement that the tenants will be liable to the landlord's fire insurer in the event that the tenants cause fire damage to the landlord's property will suffice according to Nationwide Mut.
Successor liability is a legal theory by which claims can be asserted against the buyer of assets even though there is no express agreement to assume such liabilities.
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.
Article 4A permits the parties to increase the measure of damages by an express agreement; obviously, the cost of each ensuing transfer likely would increase as well.
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 8.4 years.
Without his express agreement, no one would be talking so there would be no muddle.
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