A waiver is a legal document in which one party relinquishes their right to sue the second party due to any harm or liability. Any number of rights can be temporarily given up by signing a waiver, including contractual, statutory or constitutional rights. If a waiver is brought up in a court of law, it must be determined if the party signing the waiver voluntarily gave up their rights. When rights are voluntarily surrendered, then the document is referred to as an express waiver. Disclaimers are an example of written waivers. Different types of waivers may be sought be companies depending on certain situations such as liability waivers, exculpatory clauses and legal releases.
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