“TripAdvisor Sued for Negligent Camel Supervision”

“A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco.” [AP] One problem for the claim is the website terms of service, which “say right up front that defendants don’t actually operate the tours themselves, they just facilitate booking the tours. Interactions with the tour operators, or their camels, are ‘at your own risk.'” A further potential problem “is that camels are known to be stubborn and difficult animals… so there’s going to be a potential assumption-of-risk issue with any camel-ride-related injury claim, most likely. This may be why the camel’s alleged pregnancy is being emphasized.” There follows more on camel pregnancy, and what leads up to it, than you probably wanted to know [Lowering the Bar]

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