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 The vast majority of states uphold releases of liability in a variety of recreational or athletic settings as not violative of public policy. See, e.g., Barnes v. Birmingham International Raceway, Inc., 551 So.2d 929, 933 (Ala.1989) (automobile racing); Valley National Bank v. National Assn. for Stock Car Auto Racing, 153 Ariz. 374, 378, 736 P.2d 1186 (Ct.App.1987) (spectator in pit area at automobile race); Plant v. Wilbur, 345 Ark. 487, 494-96, 47 S.W.3d 889 (2001) (same); Madison v. Superior Court, 203 Cal.App.3d 589, 602, 250 Cal.Rptr. 299 (1988) (scuba diving), review denied, 1988 Cal. Lexis 1511 (October 13, 1988); Heil Valley Ranch, Inc. v. Simkin, 784 P.2d 781, 785 (Colo.1989) (horseback riding); Theis v. J & J Racing Promotions, 571 So.2d 92, 94 (Fla.App.1990) (automobile racing), review denied, 581 So.2d 168 (Fla.1991); Bien v. Fox Meadow Farms Ltd., 215 Ill.App.3d 337, 341, 158 Ill.Dec. 918, 574 N.E.2d 1311 (horseback riding), appeal denied, 142 Ill.2d 651, 164 Ill.Dec. 914, 584 N.E.2d 126 (1991); Clanton v. United Skates of America, 686 N.E.2d 896, 899-900 (Ind.App.1997) (roller skating); Boucher v. Riner, 68 Md.App. 539, 551, 514 A.2d 485 (1986) (skydiving); Lee v. ...

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