The North Carolina Supreme Court has stated that punitive damages may be awarded in tort actions only where there are aggravating factors surrounding the defendant's negligence, such as "where the wrong is done willfully or under circumstances of rudeness, oppression or in a manner which evidences reckless and wanton disregard of the plaintiffs rights." Moreover, when Mr. Fitch was asked in deposition whether the standards for crash barriers at go-kart races differ from the standard for crash barriers at other kinds of motor sports events, Mr. Fitch answered: "I don't know what the standards for go-kart racing barriers are." The Court finds no ambiguity in the Releases as alleged by the plaintiffs. United States District Court, W.D. UMC also features a Family … Even if the plaintiffs' allegations regarding the defendants' conduct and the evidence supporting them are considered in the light most favorable to the plaintiffs, the Court finds that there is no evidence of any aggravating factors establishing that the defendants were grossly negligent or acted with conscious or intentional disregard of plaintiff's safety. The FIA (International Automobile Federation) created the CIK (International Karting Commission) in 1962.. Mr. Bertotti seeks compensatory and punitive damages against both WKA and the Speedway for liability resulting from his injury, claiming that the negligence and gross negligence of both defendants caused his injury. American Kart Racing Association Official Statement On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association(AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association(WKA). With attendance in excess of 400 competitors, the SKUSA SuperNats has become the largest single kart race in North America and probably the world. Jr 1 Pro-Q. His deposition reveals that he has never driven a race kart, never driven in a kart race, never set up crash barriers around a kart race track or worked in any capacity at a kart race, never been a member of a karting association, never worked for or consulted for a karting association, never seen an Enduro-kart race, never taught or attended any courses or seminars involving kart racing, and never written any articles or studies concerning karting. Thirty-One Entries for Birel ART North America to Open First Two Events … Link to World Karting Association magazine covers. 56(c). AKRA will defend itself vigorously and looks forward to presenting facts surrounding this litigation. SuperKartsUSA - Official Website of the SKUSA SuperNationals and ProKart Challenge racing series. January 9, 2018 David Martin-Janiak. The court also stated that the second, post-injury release agreement was unenforceable as a matter of law because there was ample evidence that the plaintiff was incompetent when he signed it. # WKA # WorldKarting # WorldKartingAssociation # Karting # Kart # Racing # Motorsport # LetsGoKarting # ManufacturersCup # CharlotteKartingChallenge # … Subscribe to receive the latest pit boards, tech updates and spotlights from WKA. The appellate court went on to say in dicta that the trial court erred by granting the J.N.O.V. The Karting World Championship is a kart racing competition organised by the CIK-FIA.It is held annually since 1964, and is karting's flagship event. While North Carolina courts have stated that such exculpatory agreements should be strictly construed against the party seeking to enforce them, courts have refused to enforce exculpatory agreements only in circumstances that involve a public service or public interest. Under North Carolina law, parties are free to allocate the risk of injury by means of exculpatory contracts, unless the subject matter of such contracts affects a public interest. See Hall, 242 N.C. at 709-710, 89 S.E.2d at 397-398. Subscribe to Justia's Free Newsletters featuring summaries of federal and state court opinions. Explore official results of Daytona Dirt World Championships , Karting event 28 December 2019. The defendants claimed that the plaintiff had signed two releases. The FIA (International Automobile Federation) created the CIK (International Karting Commission) in 1962.. A New York judge on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun … Runs. *567 Only one reported opinion in North Carolina has addressed the enforceability of a release entered into prior to a race. Having failed to establish even ordinary negligence, plaintiffs cannot, as a matter of law, establish gross negligence. On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association(AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association(WKA). Plaintiffs contend that defendants were grossly negligent in acting or failing to act in five respects. Based on official MYLAPS transponder data – … The kart struck hay bales that had been set up about 20 feet from the race track as crash barriers a few yards in front of a guardrail. Plaintiffs argue that the defendants had a duty to train the participants in the race to inspect the race facilities, that this duty was breached, and that the Release Agreements are unenforceable because they do not specifically address a breach of this "duty". In total, 12 tickets to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – set for Sarno, Italy on October 19-26 – are up for grabs. Explore official results of Daytona Dirt World Championships , Karting event 28 December 2019. Id. Kevin Williams President WKA. Id. Six paid entries to the Rotax International Trophy – hosted on August 21-24 at the famous Le Man International Karting Circuit in France – are possible prizes. At a time when all organizations should be working towards solutions to the problems facing the Karting Industry we find ourselves having to spend countless hours defending ourselves against this frivolous lawsuit. *566 James G. Middlebrooks, Stephen D. Allred, Smith, Helms, Mullis & Moore, Charlotte, NC, and J. Neil Robinson, Petree Stockton, Charlotte, NC, for defendants. Explore all event results and practice sessions, leaderboards, lap times, lapcharts, comparisons, speed and more data of World Karting Association. Home Tag "World Karting Association" KART. AKRA believes this action to be frivolous and without merit. Tanks; Tops; Jr. OFFICIAL APPAREL STORE Mens; Ladies. 45. Thus, when there are no genuine issues of material fact in dispute the defendant is entitled to summary judgment as a matter of law. AKRA believes this action to be frivilous and without merit. Along with the timeline, WKA has also a few reminders and confirmed important changes for the April 15-18 event weekend. Under North Carolina law, however, a party's failure to actually read a contract before signing it does not make the agreement unenforceable unless there is some evidence of mutual mistake, fraud or oppression. William McCutcheon President AKRA David Wm. The Annual SKUSA SuperNats is held in Las Vegas and attended by kart racers from around the world. However, AKRA looks forward to disclosing ALL facts relevant to this case along with potential Counterclaims filed by AKRA, at the appropriate time. at 316, 280 S.E.2d at 762. Pit Row TV was live. Girls; Youth. Moreover, this rule has been applied repeatedly to enforce release agreements in North Carolina. It's the final day of racing in this calendar year at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway! World Karting Association Names Sunoco Race Fuels Official Race Fuel of WKA Renewing the strong, multi-year relationship, WKA and Sunoco Race Fuels solidified their commitment to racing excellence for participants of all WKA National Events by naming This diversity action arose out of an accident that occurred in April of 1990 when plaintiff Robert Bertotti participated in an Enduro class go-kart race sponsored by WKA, held at the Speedway. On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association(AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association(WKA). Plaintiffs have submitted no evidence in this case that the defendants' alleged conduct violated the customs, practices, or standards of the kart racing industry. Length. Berrier v. Thrift, 107 N.C.App. Link to Karting Sport covers. 1995) U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina - 893 F. Supp. Over 50,000 people have been WKA members since the organization's inception in 1971. In view of Mr. Fitch's admitted lack of knowledge or experience in kart racing, the Court finds that Mr. Fitch's affidavit fails to meet the requirements of Rule 56(e) in that Mr. Fitch has not shown affirmatively that he is qualified by experience or background to offer opinions helpful to the triers of fact as to matters concerning kart racing. denied, 305 N.C. 153, 289 S.E.2d 380 (1982), an auto racer was hit by a race car while he was standing in the pit area of the race track. 565 (W.D.N.C. 565 (1995) Robert BERTOTTI and Carole Bertotti, Plaintiffs, v. CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, INC. and World Karting Association, Inc., Defendants. American Kart Racing Association Official Statement On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association(AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association(WKA). DRIVER REQ: Age 8 thru 12 ENGINE: Briggs and Stratton LO206 engine with Green slide and lock cap FUEL: Gasoline MINIMUM WEIGHT: 225 lbs BODYWORK: Steering Fairing allowed, but may not extend above steering wheel parallel to racing surface. The World Karting Association, or WKA, is the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in North America.The WKA was founded in 1971 and is located directly behind Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.The WKA is believed to currently have approximately 5,000 members. Plaintiffs also contend that the agreements are ambiguous and therefore unenforceable. Junior 1 Pro . NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out … at 317, 280 S.E.2d at 763. SuperKartsUSA - Official Website of the SKUSA SuperNationals and ProKart Challenge racing series. The driver lies on his back in the kart and races it from a virtually prone position with his helmet a few inches higher than the steering wheel. EKN Members please Login on the Menu below. Significantly, the Johnson court did not question that such pre-race releases are enforceable. More:World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek 2020 results from Monday, Dec. 28 F100cc Seniors 22 laps on Daytona International Speedway's Sprint Course (0.7 miles) See Harrison v. Southern Ry. ... World Karting Association. AKRA believes this action to be frivolous and without merit. Plaintiffs argue that even if the Release Agreements are enforceable, that they only prevent recovery for ordinary negligence, not gross negligence. The Court of Appeals ruled that the defendants relinquished their rights under the first pre-race release agreement when they presented the second post-injury release agreement to the plaintiff while he was in the hospital. In support of their position that defendants' conduct constituted gross negligence, plaintiffs rely essentially on the affidavit testimony of their expert witness, John C. Fitch. 565 (W.D.N.C. CRG Extends the Agreement with Rasmus Joutsimies for 2021. The first release, defendants asserted, was signed before the race while plaintiff was in his car at the entrance to the pit area of the race track. In their motion for summary judgment, defendants argue that the plaintiffs' lawsuit is barred because plaintiffs both signed enforceable release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreements that release the defendants from all claims of liability. 0. North Carolina courts have not addressed this issue and this Court finds it unnecessary to consider the issue, as the Court finds that defendants' conduct, as a matter of law, does not rise to the level of gross negligence. World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Charlotte Timeline and S... chedule Confirmed for April Event “Teams and competitors can now plan for North Carolina event” Read the Pit Board at https://buff.ly/3qSLsTO. President, American Kart Racing Association. Moreover, courts in other jurisdictions have recognized that exculpatory contracts entered in connection with motor sports events do not violate public policy because such contracts do not involve public interests. North Carolina courts have applied this rule rigorously: Harris, 246 N.C. at 79, 97 S.E.2d at 454 (quoting Williams v. Williams, 220 N.C. 806, 18 S.E.2d 364 (1942)). See Tatham v. Hoke, 469 F. Supp. Co., 229 N.C. 92, 95, 47 S.E.2d 698, 700 (1948) (enforcing a post-injury release agreement despite the plaintiff's allegations that he did not read the agreement); Watkins v. Grier, 224 N.C. 339, 343, 30 S.E.2d 223, 225 (1944) (post-injury release held enforceable even though plaintiff alleged he did not actually read it); Ward v. Heath, 222 N.C. 470, 475-77, 24 S.E.2d 5, 9 (1943) (upholding a nonsuit enforcing a post-injury release agreement because there was no evidence of fraud or misrepresentation). Specifically, they allege that the defendants "knew or should have known prior to [Mr. Bertotti's] accident of the dangerous conditions of the track and inadequate barrier" and failed to make corrections or suspend the races. Negligence is "gross, willful or wanton when the wrongdoer acts with conscious and intentional disregard of and indifference to the rights and safety of others." Moreover, the two men who were with the plaintiff in his car when he entered the pit area testified that they had seen and signed a page containing signature lines on a legal pad, but not a release agreement. 46,461 Views. The Release Agreements provide in pertinent part that the releasor: The record indicates that the plaintiffs had ample opportunity to read the Release Agreements and to refuse to participate in the go-kart race if they chose. Even if the Court did find the existence of an ambiguity, however, it would merely be construed against the defendants, not render the entire agreement unenforceable, as the plaintiffs urge. Punitive damages may be awarded under North Carolina law if the defendant's negligent conduct rises to the level of gross, willful, or wanton negligence. Barnes started the Senior Class in 15th and finished tenth … In their Second Claim for Relief, plaintiffs allege that the defendants' conduct constituted gross negligence that merits punitive damages. Plaintiff, however, denied that he had actually seen the document. By signing the Release Agreements, plaintiffs expressly assumed the risk for injuries that occurred during the kart race even if those risks arose due to negligence on the part of the defendants. Summary judgment should be granted "if the pleadings, depositions, and answers to interrogatories and admissions on file, together with the affidavits, if any, show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact ..." Fed.R.Civ.P. The North Carolina Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the custom and practices of the industry determine whether the alleged conduct of a race track owner or operator amounts to negligence. Live from Daytona WKA - World Karting Association day 2. 08. Plaintiffs further argue that a joint venture entered into by the State of North *569 Carolina and the Speedway to build a highway interchange near the track, and the designation of a facility which holds public auto race events as a special recreational district by statute, such that it is allowed special permits for the sale of alcohol, invokes the "public interest" exception to the well recognized rule of enforceability of exculpatory contracts. AKRA believes this action to be frivilous and … Bertotti v. Charlotte Motor Speedway, Inc., 893 F. Supp. On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association (WKA). 282, 285, 302 S.E.2d 826, 828 (1983). This year’s inaugural Margay Ignite Dash at Daytona at WKA’s Daytona KartWeek saw 33 Briggs & Stratton 206 powered Ignite K3s take the track over the three-day event. 914, 918 (W.D.N.C.1979), aff'd, 622 F.2d 587 (1980) (holding that exculpatory contracts between physician and patient are unenforceable because medicine is "heavily regulated by state authorities who have demonstrated the public interest in the activity"); Alston v. Monk, 92 N.C.App. This matter is before the Court upon joint motion of the defendants World Karting Association ("WKA") and Charlotte Motor Speedway ("the Speedway") for summary judgment and joint motion to strike the affidavit of John C. Fitch, submitted by the plaintiffs in response to the defendants' motion for summary judgment. 0. See, e.g., Seaton v. East Windsor Speedway, Inc., 400 Pa.Super. Plaintiffs, however, cite no cases from North Carolina or any other jurisdiction that impose such a duty on the defendants. Reilly Cann Scores Podium for Team Crosslink. While Mr. Fitch may have extensive experience in automobile racing and in designing "highway safety devices", Mr. Fitch *570 admittedly has no knowledge or expertise in kart racing or in the kart racing industry. CHASSIS: Cadet Chassis allowed CLUTCH: Any rim centrifugal clutch with a max of 9 springs and 6 shoes. Australian Karting Association CEO Kelvin O’Reilly has won a defamation case in the Supreme Court of Queensland worth more than $250,000. Thus, his affidavit will be stricken. However, this exception applies only to entities or industries that are heavily regulated. World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek 2020 results from Monday, Dec. 28 Staff Report, The Daytona Beach News-Journal 12/30/2020 Opinion: Biden … AKRA will defend itself vigorously and looks forward to presenting facts surrounding this litigation. In this case, there is no dispute that the plaintiffs saw and voluntarily signed two separate Release Agreements. Reilly Cann Scores Podium for Team Crosslink. 356, 420 S.E.2d 206 (1992), review denied, 333 N.C. 254, 424 S.E.2d 918 (1993). Thirty-One Entries for Birel ART North America to Open First Two Events … In an order to provide ample time for World Karting Association teams and competitors to plan travel, series officials have confirmed and released the WKA Charlotte Karting Challenge timeline. Over 50,000 people have been WKA members since the organization's inception in 1971. The World Karting Association, or WKA, is the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in North America.The WKA was founded in 1971 and is located directly behind Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.The WKA is believed to currently have approximately 5,000 members. The race kart spun into the guardrail, and Mr. Bertotti suffered a spinal cord injury that left him partially paralyzed. 312, 280 S.E.2d 759 (1981), cert. for the defendants and ordered a new trial on the grounds that the evidence was not sufficient to support the verdict and that the verdict was contrary to the evidence. [2] Mrs. Bertotti also sued for negligent infliction of emotional distress, but later withdrew that claim. The Karting World Championship is a kart racing competition organised by the CIK-FIA.It is held annually since 1964, and is karting's flagship event. A New York judge on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun … IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that defendants' joint motion for summary judgment is hereby GRANTED; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants' joint motion to strike the affidavit of John C. Fitch is likewise hereby GRANTED. As this is a pending legal matter, Counsel for AKRA has advised against the discussion of this case until such time as matters are properly brought before the Courts. Both organizations consider this matter satisfactorily resolved and neither desire to discuss or pursue it further. Id. More:World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek 2020 results from Monday, Dec. 28 F100cc Seniors 22 laps on Daytona International Speedway's Sprint Course (0.7 miles) Hardy v. Toler, 288 N.C. 303, 218 S.E.2d 342 (1975). CRG Extends the Agreement with Rasmus Joutsimies for 2021. At trial, the jury found that the plaintiff had not released the defendants and returned a verdict for the plaintiff. Daytona ManCup Sprint Nationals December 28, 2021 A-Maxx Racing WKA America Nationals October 24, 2020 Grand Nationals July 24, 2020 Grand Nationals Thursday Practice July 23, 2020 Charlotte Karting Challenge June 26, 2020 North Carolina does not regulate the racing industry generally, much less the amateur kart racing industry. North Carolina, Charlotte Division. World Karting Association Names Sunoco Race Fuels Official Race Fuel of WKA. The WKA Association and the American Kart Racing Association have mutually agreed to dismiss all claims against each other for the betterment of the sport of Karting. 2017 Margay Ignite Dash at Daytona Event Recap. The trial court, however, granted a J.N.O.V. See Williams v. Strickland, 251 N.C. 767, 773, 112 S.E.2d 533, 538 (1960) (ruling that the adequacy of the barriers and fences provided by the race track is principally determined by "custom of the business"); Pardue v. Charlotte Motor Speedway, Inc., 273 N.C. 314, 318-319, 159 S.E.2d 857, 860 (1968) (holding that plaintiffs' allegations of negligence against a racetrack were insufficient in part because "there are no allegations of fact in the complaint showing that it is the general custom and practice among auto raceway proprietors to maintain guardrails capable of absorbing the shock of cars traveling at speeds of 150 miles per hour"); Lynn v. Wheeler, 260 N.C. 658, 133 S.E.2d 514 (1963) (reversing a lower court's ruling in favor of the plaintiff on the grounds that the plaintiff failed to show that a crash barrier provided at the race track where plaintiff was injured did not conform to industry standards.) Scott Barnes recently began competing in the World Karting Association Daytona Kart Week. AKRA believes this action to be frivilous and … Defendants, however, have moved to strike Mr. Fitch's affidavit under Rule 56(e) because Mr. Fitch's deposition testimony reveals that he lacks any knowledge, skill, training, education or experience in kart racing that would assist the trier of fact in this case. The court did not characterize the release as an adhesion contract involving unequal bargaining power and did not hold that such contracts involved a public interest. See Gibbs v. Carolina Power & Light Co., 265 N.C. 459, 144 S.E.2d 393 (1965); Hall v. Sinclair Refining Co., Inc., 242 N.C. 707, 89 S.E.2d 396 (1955). Thus, Johnson strongly implies that when a party has the opportunity to see and read a pre-race exculpatory contract, the agreement is enforceable in North Carolina. They claim that defendants were grossly negligent in consciously 1) failing to set up appropriate crash barriers in Turns 3 and 4 where Mr. Bertotti lost control of his kart; 2) failing to train plaintiffs to inspect the track for adequacy of the crash barriers; 3) failing to employ "special safety engineering personnel to consider what would constitute a `safe' barrier system"; 4) erecting a guardrail in the area where Mr. Bertotti lost control of his kart; and 5) permitting the kart race to continue when they knew that there was a one inch lip between the pavement and shoulder of the track in Turns 3 and 4 where Mr. Bertotti lost control of his kart. Scott Barnes started the third day of the World Karting Association Daytona Kart Week in the winner’s circle. Enduro karts can reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Championship. Boone, Atlanta, GA and Rodney Toth, Charlotte, NC, for plaintiffs. Furthermore, defendants argue that there is no evidence to support plaintiffs' allegations that defendants' alleged negligent conduct amounts to gross negligence. No alteration of clutch allowed, except springs. With attendance in excess of 400 competitors, the SKUSA SuperNats has become the largest single kart race in North America and probably the world. 1995) May 18, 1995. 0. because there was sufficient evidence from which the jury could find that the plaintiff "had never seen the [first] release or that the circumstances were such that he was not given an opportunity to read it." The defendants also claimed that the plaintiff had signed a second release while he was in the hospital recovering from the amputation of his leg. Scott Barnes started the third day of the World Karting Association Daytona Kart Week in the winner’s circle. DRIVER REQ: Age 8 thru 12 ENGINE: Briggs and Stratton LO206 engine with Green slide and lock cap FUEL: Gasoline MINIMUM WEIGHT: 225 lbs BODYWORK: Steering Fairing allowed, but may not extend above steering wheel parallel to racing surface. World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek 2020 results from Monday, Dec. 28 Staff Report, The Daytona Beach News-Journal 12/30/2020 Opinion: Biden … It is well settled in North Carolina that failure to follow industry custom is one of the key factors that must be taken into account to determine whether an owner or operator of a race track has breached a duty of care or acted negligently. 0km. AKRA will defend itself vigorously and looks forward to … The Annual SKUSA SuperNats is held in Las Vegas and attended by kart racers from around the world. Both the plaintiffs testified in their depositions that they did not actually read the Agreements. [*104] [**152] The plaintiffs, John E. and Virginia A. Barnes, sued the New Hampshire Karting Association (NHKA), David E. Whitesell, Midway Raceway, Inc. d/b/a Bryar Motorsport Park (Bryar), the World Karting Association (WKA) and International Insurance Company (International) for damages arising from injuries sustained by John Barnes (Barnes, or the plaintiff) in an Enduro kart … World Karting Association Names Sunoco Race Fuels Official Race Fuel of WKA. 134, 139, 582 A.2d 1380, 1382-83 (1990) (finding that racing does not involve public interests and enforcing a pre-race release); Dunn v. Paducah Int'l Raceway, 599 F. Supp. The karts are built low, with the lowest part of the frame only two to three inches above the ground. 612, 613 (W.D.Ky.1984) (same). [1] During the race, Mr. Bertotti lost control of his race kart when the left wheels of the kart dropped off the asphalt track as he came out of Turn 3. There was ample evidence that the plaintiff was taking painkillers and narcotics at the time he was presented with the second release and that he was incompetent when he signed it. 28 Dec. 14:30. The North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed. CHASSIS: Cadet Chassis allowed CLUTCH: Any rim centrifugal clutch with a max of 9 springs and 6 shoes. As this is a pending legal matter, Counsel for AKRA has advised against the discussion of … More:World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek 2020 results from Tuesday, Dec. 29 "It's chilling," said Wargo Sr., who regularly makes the 9½-hour drive in order to attend NASCAR races. Mrs. Bertotti has sued the defendants alleging loss of consortium.[2]. As a matter of law their signatures show that they had full knowledge of and assented to the contents of the Releases. See Mills v. Lynch, 259 N.C. 359, 362, 130 S.E.2d 541, 543-44 (1963); Harris v. Bingham, 246 N.C. 77, 79, 97 S.E.2d 453, 454 (1957); Biesecker v. Biesecker, 62 N.C.App. 59, 64, 373 S.E.2d 463, 466-67 (1988), review denied, 324 N.C. 246, 378 S.E.2d 420 (1989) (holding exculpatory agreement with a cosmetology school unenforceable because cosmetology is a licensed activity "extensively regulated" by the State). On Oct. 13, Spencer won the World Karting Association’s Top Kart USA Grand Nationals race in Micro Swift Cadet, a class for drivers ages 7-10 at the start of the racing season in December. December 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM. Subscribe to receive the latest pit boards, tech updates and spotlights from WKA. Championship. [1] Enduro class race karts have steel frames covered with fiber glass bodies. Thus, the Court finds that the narrowly tailored "public interest" exception has no application to this case. We will defend ourselves to the fullest, while continuing to serve the needs of all Karters. 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