Is this the other reason "everything" is closed?

A hypothetical: an organizer decides that they will have a "small" group, open to the public, during this time period.  The group meets, and someone has the "virus".  It spreads to someone else.  This "someone else" gets sick or dies.  This second person (or their family) sues the organizer.  Does this suit have merit?  Is the organizer liable?  

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I think that freely choosing to take a risk is called "assumption of risk" in law suit language. It's not like people are under any compulsion to attend this meeting, not like it's part of their job or legally required. They could choose to NOT attend the meeting and thus avoid the risk, but instead choose to take their chance of catching any infectious disease that happens to be going around. 

    It's like those signs you see that say "No lifeguard on duty -- swim at your own risk." Nobody is going to be protection you, so you're responsible for whatever happens to you. 

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    No. You accept the risk of other attendees being sociopaths and murderers, the event organizer cannot be held liable for the actions of others on their premises.

    *Yes I know this was about the virus, but the point is the same. You're trying to sue for something someone else did that was in no way affiliated with the person you're suing. You might as well sue Walmart for getting robbed in their parking lot.

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