Gayles v. Sky Zone Trampoline Park

In Gayles v. Sky Zone Trampoline Park, the New Jersey Appellate Division heard an appeal from the Law Division denying both parties’ motions for summary judgment. The suit arose out of a birthday party at the trampoline park. A woman brought her child and a number of his friends to the trampoline park. When she arrived, she signed a waiver for each child, in which she agreed to binding arbitration. Unfortunately, one of the kids then broke his leg while playing. The Appellate Division affirmed and rejected the trampoline park’s request to compel arbitration. The Court held that the woman had no agency or authority to bind the child, and thus the arbitration clause was not enforceable.

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