Assumption of Risk

(redirected from express agreement)
Also found in: Medical, Legal.

Assumption of Risk

1. In law, an agreement by which one party takes on the risk of another party, often for some compensation.

2. In torts, a defense in a lawsuit in which the defendant argues that the plaintiff took a risky action after having been informed of risks in such a way that a reasonable person would understand such risks. This limits the defendant's liability in the lawsuit. However, some states limit the use of the assumption of risk defense.
References in classic literature ?
Princess Mary sighed deeply and thereby acknowledged the justice of Natasha's remark, but she did not express agreement in words.
Jasper interposes, taking his place at the table with a genial smile, 'and so do you, Ned, that Uncle and Nephew are words prohibited here by common consent and express agreement.
This agreement, which has been signed for two years and may be extended for periods of one year by express agreement of the parties, is a framework of both scientific and technical collaboration, through which SEIS makes available to the Ministry, among others, its advice, its activity programs, its working groups and the preparation of reports and proposals .
The company said it plans to expand its flying footprint as it inducts 40 Embraer 145 aircraft under the United Express agreement.
CommutAir has made three executive appointments to its Maintenance & Technical Operations organization as it establishes the platform to triple the size of its fleet and expand its flying footprint when it inducts 40 Embraer 145 aircraft under the previously announced United Express agreement, the company said.
Our mission is to deliver economic, operational and environmental benefits for long-term customer satisfaction and sustainable growth and with the TNT Express agreement we hope to take the consumption of B5 biodiesel to the next level.
Panel chairman Gordon Sutehall said: "The panel noted there was no express agreement between the registrant (Mr Devlin) and the complainant (Ms Fitzgerald) that he would take over the response to the call and the registrant had clearly stated to the complainant he did not commence duty until 3pm.
Express agreement to contractual changes should avoid ongoing disputes and can remove the threat of tribunal claims.
In 2009, the 2nd Circuit ruled that the arbitration clauses of the American Express agreement were unenforceable because of the Supreme Court's 2000 decision in Green Tree Financial Corp.
Roaming services would continue thereafter only with the consumer's express agreement.
1 -- used to express agreement in answer to a question, request, or offer or with an earlier statement <"Are you ready?
The Rt Rev John Sentamu and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev Rowan Williams, wrote to Communities Secretary Hazel Blears to express agreement in principle to the move but concerns about timing.