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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Aren’t the Only Celebrities in the News

“Utah Court Dismisses Negligence Claim Against Actress in Case Involving Injury on Ski Slopes,” an article written by professor James H. Moss, JD, appeared in yesterday’s Sports Litigation Alert, along with 14 other articles. The reprinted article, written in spirited form, follows below: In what has not turned into a simple skier v. skier collision case,…
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California Appellate Court Rejects ‘The Baseball Rule’ in Foul Ball Injury Case

(Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from the most recent Sports Litigation Alert, which features five case summaries and eight to ten articles in each issue. The Alert also offers subscribers the most exhaustive searchable archive of sports law material in the country.) By John E. Tyrrell and Matthew S. Cioeta, of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson…
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Who’s At Fault When 21 Ultramarathoners Die in a Race?

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical.) By Jon Heshka, Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University On May 22, 2021, 21 ultramarathoners died in the world’s single largest mass casualty incident during a race. It occurred in the Yellow River Stone Forest Park…
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Sports Lawyers Association Sets Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Atlanta

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its Annual Conference May 12-14, after a 2-year hiatus from the in-person event because of COVID. The theme for the conference will be “Sports as a Platform to Elevate Inclusion” and the venue will be the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta. SLA President Allison Rich, Esq., Ed.D. will preside…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Court Denies USA Taekwondo Motion to Dismiss Concussion Suit

(Editor’s Note: The following appeared in Concussion Litigation Reporter.) A federal judge from the Northern District of Ohio has denied USA Taekwondo Inc.’s motion to dismiss a negligence lawsuit brought by a former Olympic hopeful, who suffered a concussion when he was kicked in the head at a USAT training camp and, allegedly, was pressured…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Insightful Concussion Webinars Set for July 28 and August 12

Two concussion webinars will be held in the coming weeks that will explore more deeply the issues around Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), from the defendant’s perspective. Both webinars are sponsored by Concussion Defense Reporter. Human Factors in Sports Concussion – July 28, 2021 3:30-4:30 ET Every sports concussion case, whether a “second hit” or a…
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Breaking News – Anthony Corleto Joins Gordon Rees Today as Partner, with Successful Concussion Defense Practice in Tow

Sports Lawyer Anthony Corleto has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner, where he will continue to grow the successful concussion defense practice he built at Wilson Elser. Corleto’s bio and contact info can be found here. Overall, Corleto focuses on commercial litigation, transactions, and sports risk matters. His legal expertise extends to intellectual…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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