Colorado Law Lets Parents Waive Minor's Right to Sue

Colorado Senate Bill 253 was signed into law by the Governor on May 14. The new legislation expedites the legal process by making it legal for parents to release their minor’s rights to sue for negligence. Such a lawsuit could be decided in summary judgment (before trial), saving both plaintiffs and defendants significant court costs and legal fees. Currently, most courts around the country will not enforce a waiver signed by a parent on behalf of their child attempting to release the rights of their child. Consequently, most courts will allow the child to bring suit.