Terms Used In Michigan Laws 445.1725

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Operator: means a person or entity who owns or controls or who has operational responsibility for a roller skating center. See Michigan Laws 445.1722
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Roller skater: means a person wearing roller skates while that person is in a roller skating center for the purpose of roller skating. See Michigan Laws 445.1722
   Each person who participates in roller skating accepts the danger that inheres in that activity insofar as the dangers are obvious and necessary. Those dangers include, but are not limited to, injuries that result from collisions with other roller skaters or other spectators, injuries that result from falls, and injuries which involve objects or artificial structures properly within the intended travel of the roller skater which are not otherwise attributable to the operator‘s breach of his or her common law duties.