Re: Disclaimer or urban legend?

Subject: Re: Disclaimer or urban legend?
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:37:36 +0100

Best of all, I bet that kind of
disclaimer would stand up better in a court of law than the more
legalese, since it's much harder to claim the language is

I had a little mail exchange with the owner (?) of Nelson Rocks, a
lawyer himself. He says he does not carry liability insurance and has
every visitor sign a waiver (apparently with the same gist as the

His strategy, should a lawsuit threaten, is to inform the enemy lawyer

- there is no insurance (hence, no deep pockets to pick),

- he will not settle under any circumstances (hence, a lot of cost
pursuing the claim all the way)

- he will represent himself, being a lawyer (hence, no skyrocketing
legal bills that could bring him to his knees).

He thinks that no lawyer will touch a case like that.

Jan Henning


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