Assumption of Risk Doctrine Bars New York Sports Injury Lawsuits - Part 1

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"School's Open" say the signs all over the roadways every September. "Drive Carefully," they say. Perhaps they should also say "Play Carefully."

Every year, students at schools get injured in sporting events and every year their parents start lawsuits for them. More and more, though, these cases are dismissed by trial judges without even proceeding to trial. We've discussed assumption of risk defenses in New York injury cases before, here in the context of fights at school and skydiving and here and here in the context of golf-related accidents. We've also surveyed some unusual sports-related cases here.

The most recent New York injury cases involving these issues are discussed below, along with another case that, while not on school grounds, involves a soccer injury that is apropos.

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