Morrison v. Northwest Nazarene UniversityAnnotate this Case
As a team building exercise, Plaintiff-Appellant Paul Morrison's employer wanted him and his coworkers to participate in a program at Defendant-Respondent Northwest Nazarene University that included a climbing wall activity. Several days prior to doing so, Plaintiff's employer required him to sign an agreement prepared by the University holding it harmless from any loss or damage he might incur due to the University's negligence or that of its employees. This appeal arose from the district court's grant of summary judgment that held Plaintiff's action for personal injuries suffered when he fell from the climbing wall was barred by the hold harmless agreement. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded the district court did not err in dismissing Plaintiff's negligence claim because he was barred by the hold harmless agreement.