This chart provides a general summary of how exculpatory agreements and liability waivers are treated in all 50 states. Exculpatory agreements are often accompanied by such contractual risk management tools as indemnification agreements, covenants not to sue, a severability clause, a venue and jurisdiction clause, a mediation/arbitration provision, and an assumption of risk statement. Interpreting the interplay between all these usually requires engaging qualified counsel.

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