IALDA at RSA 2024

Lary Zucker (Board Member/Past President), David Daly (Board Member/Past President), Paul Cavanaugh (President), Tom Brown (Board Member), Sara Mazzolla (Board Member), and Alicia Caridi (Board Member) attended the Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando on May 7th, 2024. They hosted Breakfast with IALDA and presented the Legal Roundtable, which explored how adherence to the Risk Management Guidelines can impact claim valuation.

Gaylee Gillim Inducted into WWA Hall of Fame

In recognition of her decades of experience and dedication to the industry, IALDA’s very own Gaylee Gillim (Secretary/Past President) was inducted into the World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame on October 25, 2023. Congratulations to Gaylee on this much-deserved honor!

Induction Ceremony Tribute Video

IALDA at 2023 RSA Convention

Jerry Landers (Board Member/Past President), Lary Zucker (Board Member/Past President), Jeff Johnson (President), Paul Cavanaugh (Vice President), Joshua Greer (Board Member), Sara Mazzolla (Member), and Clodagh Lane attended the Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas on May 2nd, 2023. They hosted the Breakfast with IALDA event and presented a seminar titled “Risk Management Is More Than Accident Prevention.” Covered topics included discrimination and harassment, preserving the corporate form, cyber security, and social media.

Photo Credit: Roller Skating Association International
Pictured: Clodagh Lane, Jerry Landers, Sara Mazzolla, Jeff Johnson, Paul Cavanaugh, Lary Zucker, and Joshua Greer

IALDA at 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar

IALDA presented the Legal Roundtable at the 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar. The session was moderated by Clodagh Lane of Daly Cavanaugh LLP and facilitated by IALDA members Joan Allgaier, Pat Hoffman, Suzanne Kersh, Bryan Pope, Kent Sanders, and Ryon Yemm.

Suzanne Kersh, Clodagh Lane, Joan Allgaier, Kent Sanders, and Bryan Pope

IALDA Files Amicus Brief in the Eleventh Circuit

IALDA, as a nationwide, non-profit association of lawyers and other professionals actively engaged in representing the interests of members of the amusement and leisure industry, recently filed a brief as Amicus Curiae in the Eleventh Circuit. There is currently a case pending in the Eleventh Circuit, the outcome of which could have a significant impact on the industry for both operators and manufacturers alike. The plaintiff, Dylan Campbell, who was born without a right forearm and hand, was denied access to various waterslides at a water park in May of 2019.  Campbell sued alleging violation of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) in the Middle District of Florida. Following cross motions for summary judgment, the District Court ruled in favor of the defendant, Universal City Development Partners, Ltd., granting summary judgment. The plaintiff has appealed to the Eleventh Circuit.

Briefing in this appeal began back in June of 2022. After the plaintiff filed his brief on June 2, the U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief as Amicus Curiae in support of the plaintiff on June 9. In September, IALDA’s Board of Directors formed an Amicus Committee to be tasked with submitting an Amicus brief on IALDA’s behalf in support of the defendant. IALDA’s motion requesting leave to file an Amicus brief, with the proposed Amicus brief attached, was filed on September 30. The Eleventh Circuit granted IALDA’s motion, thereby accepting the proposed Amicus brief, on October 21. Jerry Landers, IALDA Board Member and Past President and a practicing Georgia attorney, signed the brief on behalf of IALDA. In addition, Paul Cavanaugh (IALDA Board Member and Vice President), David Daly (IALDA Board Member and Past President), and Clodagh Lane from Daly Cavanaugh LLP are appearing pro hac vice. IAAPA and WWA also filed a joint Amicus brief in support of the defendant.

To read the Amicus brief filed by IALDA, please click here.

IALDA at 84th Annual RSA Convention 2021

Jeffrey Johnson, VP, Paul Cavanaugh, Treasurer, Joshua Greer, Board Member, and Clodagh Lane from Daly Cavanaugh LLP, attended the 84th Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Reno, Nevada on May 3rd & May 4th, 2021. They hosted the Breakfast Conversation with IALDA and gave a presentation, Legal Preparation with IALDA. Members Alicia Caridi, Michael Alberico, Michael Amaro and Lary Zucker participated in the presentation by video conferencing.