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Can a Football Helmet Manufacturer Be Responsible for High School Football Player’s Tragic Death?

A Chicago mother who tragically lost her son following a football-related injury recently filed suit against the city school board and the helmet manufacturer, alleging both parties failed to take reasonable steps to ensure...more

Limiting tort liability for cannabis: Dram shop-type laws

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As more states enact laws legalizing the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, cannabis businesses may start to question whether they could be held liable if customers cause injury or harm to others while using their...more

Express Waiver of Assumption of Risk – Gross Negligence Exception

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Stacey Chavez, et al. v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. - Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (July 8, 2015) - California’s public policy in favor of sporting and leisure activities provides strong support for...more

Win Some, Lose Some: Assumption of Risk Defense Fails for Sports Complex Owners; Claims Against Dome Seller Dismissed

A plaintiff bringing product liability and premises liability claims against multiple defendants in an effort to cover all bases often leads to different legal defenses among classes of co-defendants and a scattered offense...more

UK: Saracens Rugby Club adopts innovative approach to analysing concussion injuries

by DLA Piper on

With the profound and long-lasting medical consequences of concussion becoming increasingly evident, Saracens Rugby Club has joined other sports organisations in adopting measures to protect the health of their players....more

New Football Helmet Warning Labels Beg the Question – Do you really want to get your head in the game?

Football helmet companies make attempts to avoid future athletes’ injuries and lawsuits: The topic of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in sports has recently become a very pressing issue. Most notably, the occurrence of...more

Concussions and Kids and Consumers' Pocket Books

A hot topic in the world of sport safety these days is concussion. It’s not the first time we’ve covered the topic. Thanks to an increasing awareness that concussions can lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI), cognitive...more

Zachs’ Law Helps To Prevent A Child from Being Injured on The Soccer Field

by Howard Ankin on

This summer, protects children on soccer fields. In 2003, 6 year old Zach Tran became the 36th victim in the United States to die as the result of unsafe soccer goals; many more have been injured. The sad reality is that...more

Former Players Sue NFL Over Head Injuries

by Howard Ankin on

Last month, 75 ex-football players filed suit the National Football League seeking unspecified amounts of damages for head injuries sustained over their careers. In the lawsuit, the players allege that the NFL knew of the...more

Never Underestimate the Power of Addiction

by Mark Cornwall on

THE POWER OF ADDICTION Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more

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