July 2nd, 2009

Lotus Flower

Court: Man Burned at Burning Man Assumed Risk of Being Burned by Burning Man

"On June 30, the California Court of Appeal held that a man who was burned by the huge bonfire that ends the Burning Man festival each year could not sue the festival organizers. Anthony Beninati admitted he had intentionally walked into the fire, and that he had previously known fire was hot. But he argued, basically, that the organizers were negligent because they should not have let him approach the fire so closely.

He did not win."

Full story here