Common carrier status could affect classification of rides in California under the law

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The California Supreme Court has agreed to rule on whether an amusement-park ride should be classified as a "common carrier" rather than as entertainment, which would put rides in the same classification as taxis and escalators, requiring "utmost care" rather than "reasonable care." The case comes as a result of a wrongful death suit for a 23-year old woman that died allegedly from brain hemorrhaging caused by Disneyland's Indiana Jones ride.

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