High school student athlete brought claim of negligence against school board for injury sustained while playing a soccer game.
The Circuit Court granted summary judgment for the school board. Student appealed.
The District Court of Appeal held that pre-game release signed by student released school board from liability for negligence.
School board was clearly and unambiguously released from liability for negligence claims by language in pre-game release signed by student athlete which released school board from liability for “any injury or claim resulting from athletic participation,” although release did not contain word “negligence”; language unequivocally demonstrated a clear and understandable intention for school board to be relieved from liability.