Dr. Doyice Cotten is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Southern University where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sport law and risk management. He is also co-author of the popular text, Law for Recreation and Sport Managers (5th edition). He is past president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association and is the recipient of the Betty van der Smissen 2007 Leadership Award presented by the Sport and Recreation Law Association. Mary Cotten is a former instructor at Georgia Southern University. This book is the result of more than 20 years of research on liability waivers and is based on the Cotten's analysis of more than 1200 waiver cases relating to sport, recreation and fitness.Doyice and Mary are the owners of Sport Risk Consulting. A major component of the business involves evaluating and writing waivers for sport and recreation businesses. They have spoken on waivers and liability at such conferences as Athletic Business, ACSM Fitness Summit, IHRSA, NIRSA, National Equine Law Conference, and NRPA. They have also published many articles on waivers and risk management in professional and trade journals. The Cotten's free website, SportWaiver.com, provides up-to-date information regarding waivers of liability.