Parents Can’t Waive Children’s Right To Sue
Parents have no right to waive their children’s right to sue, according to a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision.
Victor Wong was 12 years old when his mother signed a liability waiver to enrol him in a Hapkido school, a Korean martial art. Wong was 16 when he was allegedly violently thrown to the ground during a sparring match. At 20, he still suffers from his injuries. Wong is suing Michael Lok, the owner of Lok’s Martial Arts Centre in Richmond, and his sparring partner for negligence.