Generally, a liability waiver is written to protect against legal action brought by a person or group. For local Little League® and District-operated programs, the need for a liability waiver may not always be obvious, but, as each program is its own independent entity, it is also at risk of being the subject of civil lawsuits. Each league or district, if it were to choose to use a liability waiver for any reason, including a virus like COVID-19, would need to retain a lawyer to develop language that complies with current state and federal laws. And even then, there is no waiver that can completely protect against legal action, due to judicial opinion that has not been written yet. More information on Liability Waivers is available on Little League University.